�USE: Used for cooking raw fiber to prepare it for papermaking.
�COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: For Oriental fibers, such as Kozo, it is usually used at 25 to 30% of the dry weight of fiber, or 4 to 5 ounces per pound of dry fiber. Do not cook in an aluminum pot, use stainless steel or enameled steel.
�PRECAUTIONS: Soda Ash is considered mild, but it is a caustic and requires careful handling. All alkali chemicals should be added to water, never add water to an alkali as spattering can occur; wear eye protection. It rarely irritates the skin, but can cause drying and cracking; wear rubber gloves.