First Paper Mill

A paper mill was established in 751 CE at Samarkand (now Uzbekistan)

Date:
      751 CE
Location:
      Samarkand (now Uzbekistan)


Additional Information:

  • Paper mill – Wikipedia
    A paper mill is a factory devoted to making paper from vegetable fibres such as wood pulp, old rags and other ingredients.
  • History of paper – Wikipedia
    Paper is a “wood” like material primarily used for writing, first invented in ancient China.[1] Although contemporary precursors such as papyrus and amate existed in the Mediterranean world and pre-Columbian Americas, respectively, these materials are not defined as true paper.
  • Papermaking – Wikipedia
    The art, science, and technology of papermaking addresses the methods, equipment, and materials used to make paper and cardboard, these being used widely for printing, writing, and packaging, among many other purposes and useful products. Today almost all paper is manufactured using industrial machinery, while handmade paper survives as a specialized craft and a medium for artistic expression.

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