Stone paper is a type of specialty paper that is made from calcium carbonate 80% (limestone) and bio-polyethylene resin 20% (HDPE). The HDPE is used as a binder. Stone paper is an extremely environmentally friendly paper which is different from traditional paper because it has non wood-pulp.
Made From Stone Powder
Stone paper is a type of paper that is made out of calcium carbonate 80% (limestone) and bio-polyethylene resin 20% (HDPE). In this case, the HDPE is used as a binder. Thereby, limestone from existing limestone quarries is being used as the raw material and processed into a fine powder.
Without Chemical Bleach
The color of Stone paper is originally white, therefore it does not require any further bleaching process. Because of its high density, stone paper products also retain their shape over time.
Waterproof and Washable
Due to its composition, stone paper is waterproof, resistant to grease and washable. The feel is similar to that of tissue paper.
Back to Nature
Stone paper is disposed and recycled in the normal way. So stone paper is turned back into calcium carbonate and becomes limestone again.
When we use one tone stone paper instead of tradition wood-pulp paper, we can saving much energy as follow:
Stone Paper Combines Advantages of Paper and Plastic
"Stone paper" is a revolutionary limestone material, a naturally occurring resource. Not only because of its environmentally friendly manufacturing method, it is a real alternative to the usual materials such as paper or plastic, and the elegant appearance makes your advertising materials a complete success.
Like polyethylene, Stone Paper is durable and waterproof. However, as it decomposes into dust again only after a short time due to the influence of wind and weather, it can compete with biodegradable plastic. Due to its easy formability and foldability as well as the extremely high-quality look and feel, stone paper is comparable to classic paper and just as easily printable.
Stone paper products bring with them all the advantages they expect from a quality carrying bag. Compared to a paper or plastic bag, however, they hardly pollute the environment.
Due to its stability and its modern design, the stone paper bag can also be used as an alternative to fabric or jute bags. Although the popular printable fabric bag is often made from organic cotton, the water used to make this material is gigantic.