THE STRUCTURE OF A MOUNTBOARD/MATBOARD
This board in the Moorman collection is structured of a number of layers. We may distinguish a front paper, a core and a backing. Specific requirements are set for each of these layers.
- FRONT PAPER
Apart from the aesthetic requirements, the front also needs to meet high requirements regarding light-fastness. Moorman therefore obtains the paper for the front of its boards from highly specialised paper mills which are able to attain the highest standards of quality.
The back (back covering) – i.e., the side that is not seen – is also important. After all, it is the side that comes into contact with the work. In other words, the material used for the back is the most likely to have an adverse effect on the work. This is why Moorman uses only very high quality paper. Paper that contains no acid and is buffered with calcium carbonate, which ensures that every board is of top quality.
The core is the heaviest component. Different types of cores are used in the Moorman collection, these mountboards consist of a cream, coloured core. The cream, coloured are made of alpha cellulose and is wood- and lignin free.