Wood is foregone in the production of stone paper, protecting one of the Earth’s most important carbon storage organs.
Stone paper requires a fraction of the water (in a closed system) required for production of virgin pulp and even recycled paper.
70% Less CO2 Emissions
Stone paper produces dramatically less CO2 in manufacturing than traditional paper.
Stone paper, or rich mineral paper, is an innovative printing substrate that replaces traditional fiber-based paper. It is waterproof, tear-resistant, food-grade, and extremely sustainable. It replaces resources precious for life with abundant, inorganic components that can sustain the paper industry for centuries to come. And with a higher recyclability than traditional paper, stone paper is the key to a circular economy.
Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3)
Calcium carbonate is a common mineral produced from limestone and currently used in traditional paper as a filler to increase brightness. It is 16 million times more abundant than trees on Earth.
High-density polyethylene has an efficient plastic with a recyclable life of up to 200 years. It releases no toxic gasses when incinerated. Replacing the traditional paper industry would use less than 1% of the world’s petroleum.
Publishing products are a growing field of stone paper applications. The Pebble Printing Group provides solutions for both stationery and traditional books, such as notebooks and children’s books. Stone paper is chemical-free and cannot cause paper cuts.
Packaging is currently the majority of applications for stone paper after labeling, making up 50% of the $700 million dollar market for the material. Stone paper is well suited for all consumer and food packaging due to its smooth feel and waterproof characteristics.
Printers around the world are looking for suppliers to test the unique properties of stone paper. The Pebble Printing Group is tightly connected to all key players in the market, facilitating stone paper logistics around the world.
Despite stone paper’s development of over 30 years, it is still relatively unknown on the market. The Pebble Printing Group is dedicated to publishing high quality information about the material to increase awareness.