Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

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Document And Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Oct. 26, 2018
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Entity Registrant Name Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corp  
Entity Central Index Key 0001670349  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Trading Symbol MPAC  
Entity Emerging Growth Company true  
Entity Ex Transition Period false  
Entity Small Business false  
Common Class A [Member]    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   32,500,000
Class F Common Stock [Member]    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   8,125,000