Orientation properties of Korean traditional paper-Hanji

전통한지의 종이 방향성

  • Yoon, Seung-Lak (Dept. of Interior Materials Engineering, Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology) ;
  • Ra, Jong-Bum (Dept. of Interior Materials Engineering, Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology)
  • 윤승락 (경남과학기술대학교 인테리어재료공학과) ;
  • 나종범 (경남과학기술대학교 인테리어재료공학과)
  • Received : 2013.05.28
  • Accepted : 2013.06.20
  • Published : 2013.06.30


To evaluate the anisotropic characteristics of Korean traditional paper-Hanji, the physical and mechanical characteristics of hand-made hanji, and machine-made hanji were investigated in this research. The densities of copying paper and newsprint paper appeared to be two times higher than the densities of hand-made hanji using Ssangbal sheet forming and hanji made of paper mulberry fiber. The breaking length, and tear index of both Hanji using Owangbal sheet forming, and hand-made Hanji using Ssangbal sheet forming appeared to be different according to the directions in paper. The breaking lengths of Hanji using Owangbal sheet forming showed little differences according to the directions. Breaking length of Hanji using Ssangbal sheet were slightly higher than those of Hanji using Owangbla sheet forming. The breaking lengths of machine-made hanji, copying paper, and newsprint paper were two to four times higher than those of hand-made Hanji. The breaking length showed higher differences according to the direction than the tear index. The tensile strength according to the directions in paper showed significant differences (${\alpha}$=0.05) in all papers used in this research.


Supported by : 경남과학기술대학교


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