FSC 9310                                                        JCP O-40
                     LATEX SATURATED SURFACE COATED
Miscellaneous Paper                                     February 1, 1999
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Use information: This paragraph is informational only and is not 
    exclusively definitive of the end use.
  For multicolor face and back offset printing of manuals, maps, battery 
tags, etc., requiring a high degree of resistance to action of water, 
grease, oils, mild acids, extreme temperatures, and fading. Printed 
matter may include text and line illustrations.

Stock: Latex saturated base sheet coated on both sides with a suitably 
  compounded plastic-mineral coating. The fiber portion of the base 
  sheet shall be free from groundwood or unbleached pulp.

    Note: \1\ Postconsumer fiber, in any percentage, is encouraged, 
  provided that the requirements of this Standard are met.
Acidity: pH value of coating shall average not less than 7.0.

Grammage (g/m\2\)............................      120      170      205
  Basis weight: 25 by 38 inches, 500 sheets         80      115      140
   (pounds)..................................
  A tolerance of 5 pct shall be
   allowed.
Folding endurance: Average, each
  direction, not less than--
  M.I.T. (double folds)......................      100      125      150
Tearing strength: Average, each
  direction, not less than (mN)..............      580      880    1,170
  Equivalent (grams).........................       60       91      120
Opacity: Average, not less than
  (percent)..................................       90       93       95
  No individual specimen shall average less         88       91       93
   than (percent)............................
Thickness: (mm)..............................    0.110    0.150    0.200
  Equivalent (inch)..........................   0.0043   0.0059   0.0079


    A tolerance of 0.013 mm (0.0005 inch) shall be allowed. 
  Paper shall be uniform and shall not vary more than 0.011 mm (0.0004 
  inch) from one edge to the other.
Coating: The base sheet shall be coated on both sides so as to produce a 
  product which shall not flake, powder, crack, blister, or otherwise 
  deteriorate under printing, or normal handling conditions. The 
  material shall not discolor, become brittle, or be subject to attack 
  by mold, mildew, or fungus under normal storage conditions.

General appearance: Paper shall conform to the standard sample(s) 
  adopted by the Government.

  Color: The paper in the order (or publication) shall be uniform with a 
  target brightness of 79 pct. The color variation shall not exceed 
  DE(CIELAB)=1.0.

  Reflectance (brightness) drop: Shall not exceed 4 percentage points.

  Finish and formation: Shall be uniform.

  Cleanliness: The dirt count for each side of the paper shall not 
  exceed 50 specks per square meter. No sample sheet (600 to 
  650 cm\2\ in size) shall contain more than one defect with an 
  equivalent area of 0.25 mm\2\ or greater.

Sampling and testing: Shall be conducted in accordance with standards in 
  Part 2, Government Paper Specification Standards.
                                     

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 Unless otherwise specified, the following is automatically waived when 
  printing or duplicating is to be accomplished on commercial contract
Color: Shall match the Government's standard sample for color.
  A deviation of DE(CIELAB) = 3.0 from the color standard is allowed.
Curl: Paper shall lie flat with either no tendency to curl or with a 
  curl which can be overcome under reasonable working conditions.

Surface: Shall be uniform, free from mottle, and any particles which 
  will pick, lift, fluff, or pile on the blanket under normal press 
  conditions.
Size and trim: Sheets: Paper shall be furnished in the size(s) ordered 
  and shall be flat, trimmed square on four sides with clean smooth 
  edges, and evenly jogged. A tolerance of 2 mm (\1/16\ 
  inch) shall be allowed except for sheets 216 by 356 mm (8\1/2\ by 14 
  inches) or less; then a tolerance of 1 mm (\1/32\ inch) 
  shall be allowed. Successive sheets within any package shall not 
  differ from each other by more than 0.5 mm (\1/64\ inch). Paper with 
  the long dimension 813 mm (32 inches) or less shall be considered 
  square if the variation does not exceed 1 mm (\1/32\ inch); over 
  813 mm (32 inches), 2 mm (\1/16\ inch).
Grain: Direction of the grain on flat paper shall be as ordered.
Pressroom conditions: The bulk of this paper will be used in air-
  conditioned pressrooms maintained at 24  deg.C 2  deg.C 
  and 45 pct 8 pct relative humidity.
  
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    \1\ This grade is typically a low Government usage paper and 
currently not readily and/or economically available with postconsumer 
fiber content.