What is Stone Paper?
STONE PAPER is a combination of Calcium Carbonate with a small quantity of a non-toxic resin (HDPE) to create a strong sustainable substrate.
How is Stone Paper made?
STONE PAPER is made with a state-of-the-art production process which does not utilize water or toxic chemicals- STONE PAPER is free of bleach and strong acid’s.
What are the benefits of using STONE PAPER compared to regular paper?
Incredibly low carbon foot print- no water, trees or bleach are used in its production & 50 % less fossil fuels used in it’s production.Naturally acid free with no lignin( never yellows) Calcium Carbonate is one of the most abundant minerals on earth; it is naturally bright white and it can also be referred to as: Stone, Mineral, Chalk, Marble, or Limestone.
The paper industry uses a massive amount of fresh water for producing paper, but STONE PAPER does not use any water in its process.
Both Calcium Carbonate and PE are coatings on regular tree paper now and get divided off in the recycling process but since Stone Paper has no fiber it offers no benefit. It is degradable and will break down into the powder of stone (Calcium Carbonate) with the standard mix of humidity and UV light/sunlight. Can be recycled stream 2 in some municipalites.
What happens when you burn STONE PAPER?
Used papers can also be incinerated safely, as non-toxic resins will not emit smoke or poisonous gas by-product -a source for waste energy