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Smooth, glossy, translucent paper that is water resistant.

What is Glassine?

Glassine is a smooth and glossy paper that is air, water, and grease resistant. It is translucent unless dyes are added to color it or make it opaque. It is manufactured by supercalendering: after pressing and drying, the paper web is passed through a stack of alternating steel- and fiber-covered rolls called a supercalender at the end of the paper machine so that the paper fibers flatten facing in the same direction.

Examples of items that use Glassine