110-J Fiber Paper
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110-J fiber paper is part of the Fiberfrax ceramic fiber paper
line which is manufactured by Unifrax corporation. In comparison to
most standard grades of fiber paper, 110 paper is denser and more
rigid. It comes in flat sheets that are 48" by 42", and cannot be
rolled or bent without breaking. It must be used and shipped
in its flat state.
110 paper is rated to 2300 F (1260C), with a recommended
operating temperature of 1900 F (1040C). The "J" designation refers
to the thickness of the paper, which is 1/8" (3.2 mm). Other
thicknesses are available, but the 1/8" is most common. Its
color is light tan and like most fiber papers one side has a
slightly smoother texture than the other.
From a warm glass perspective, 110-J paper performs very well as
a shelf paper, especially when compared to conventional "soft" fiber
papers. It can be easily cut to size with a standard craft knife or
Exacto blade. After firing, the paper becomes a bit brittle and
must be handled carefully, but it's not unusual for the paper to
last for 25 or more firings, considerably more than ordinary fiber
Coming soon -- more on using
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110-J paper is available in
precut or custom sizes from the Warm Glass website.
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more information about ordering.