Unit Five A

Looking at papers and boards

Unit Five A
By the end of the unit, you will all be able to:

  • Recognise and characterise different types of papers and board
  • Understand the physical and working properties of the paper and board categories and how these affect their performance
  • Identify the primary sources of materials for producing paper and board and explain the conversion process

  • Identify some of the ecological issues in the manufacture and recycling of paper and board products
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how different properties of papers and board make them suitable for use in commercial products and how the properties of papers and board can be modified by the use of additives in manufacture
  • Understand that papers, board and fixings are available in standard forms, weights and sizes
  • Understand how to cut, crease, score, fold and perforate card
  • Demonstrate an awareness of school-based cutting, forming and processing techniques, tools and equipment
  • Demonstrate an awareness of commercially produced paper and board products and processing techniques
  • Understand why registration marks are used to enhance quality control
  • Understand how the application of surface treatments and finishes can enhance the functional and aesthetic properties of paper and board products

To be secure in your learning, you should also be able to:

  • Understand some of the ecological issues in the manufacture and recycling of paper and board products
  • Demonstrate how different properties of papers and board make them suitable for use in commercial products and how the properties of papers and board can be modified by the use of additives in manufacture
  • Be aware of school-based cutting, forming and processing techniques, tools and equipment
  • Be aware of commercially produced paper and board products and processing techniques

To achieve the higher grades you should also be able to:

  • Articulate clearly the ecological issues in the manufacture and recycling of paper and board products
  • Explain how different properties of papers and board make them suitable for use in commercial products and how the properties of papers and board can be modified by the use of additives in manufacture

Unit vocabulary includes:

Paper, board, wood pulp, cellulose sources, sizing, recycling, environment, landfill, ecological issues, sustainable sources, origins, properties, grams, microns, gsm, forms, weights, sizes, measurements, manufacture, commercial, coated, uncoated, fixings, seal, bindings, absorption, processing techniques, forming, creasing, folding, scoring, school-based cutting, die-cutting, laminating, encapsulation, aesthetics, embossing, debossing, surface treatment, finishes, registration marks, quality control.

Sources, origins and properties
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Working with paper and board
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