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Commercial Paper

An unsecured, short-term debt security issued by a corporation. Commercial paper is usually issued at a discount from par, and is a popular investment with mutual funds. It usually is issued in large denominations (over $250,000) and has a maturity of less than 270 days, with most maturing within one or two months of issue. It is a highly liquid investment and forms part of the money market. It is often simply called paper.
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A short-term unsecured note. This is generally used interchangeably with the term commercial paper.
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Short-term, unsecured debt securities that a corporation issues are often referred to as paper -- for short-term commercial paper. The term is sometimes used to refer to any corporate bonds, whether secured or unsecured, short or long term.

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Slang for promissory notes.If a seller is willing to provide some or all of the financing for a property, the seller would say,“I'm willing to hold some paper.” Lenders who specialize in loans to borrowers with less-than-ideal credit histories are said to specialize in B paper.

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China imports most of its wood pulp from countries rich in forest resources (Fig.
"Falling prices of energy and wood pulp and the weak pound would benefit the company
"We now look forward to building an excellent working relationship with Europe's leading wood pulp exporter."
"The original rayons used cotton waste fibers, but the industry found they just weren't able to compete economically with wood pulp," he says.
To produce one ton of wood pulp (the material that is used to make paper), it takes 16,320 kilowatt hours (kwh).
The Environmental Quality Laboratory scientist also found feather fiber can replace some of the wood pulp used to make paper products such as air filters and decorative paper.
Chicken feathers could help save trees by taking the place of wood pulp in air filters, paper products, and other uses, according to chemist Walter Schmidt of the U.S.
This is too complex to discuss in this article, but if you turn wood pulp from China into paper in Japan or the US, that is fine.
Today, the company is the world's largest producer of acetate, a "natural" fiber made from reforested wood pulp. Celanese's acetate yarn and MicroSafe fiber are found in home furnishings, and women's and men's apparel and linings, and they have industrial end uses.
The federal engineer adds that more than 60 explosions of wood dust, wood flour, wood pulp and sawdust have been investigated.
Novaceta makes a fine thread called acetate from wood pulp and this is used by hundreds of top clothes designers.