Parax Paper protects the forests, save energy and water!
Parax Paper is eco-friendly paper made from STONE, as seen in Dragons’ Den.
No Trees, No Water & No Bleach is used, its production takes 50% less energy & creates 50% less CO2 than pulp paper.
Pages are white, smooth and lovely to write on. Environmentally-friendly, Waterproof & Tear-Resistant … wonders never end with this paper.
Parax Stone Paper is a combination of 80 % stone (calcium carbonate) with a 20% HDPE (polyethylene), non-toxic resin to create a strong sustainable substrate (used as a binder). The PE is part post-industrial recycled and acts as the binder for the Calcium Carbonate. Together these materials create a paper that is both water and tear resistant.
Arguably the greatest revolution in an essential everyday product-paper made out of stone.
Inconceivable at first thought stone may very well be the last material to source paper production that springs to mind. What has occurred very recently is a superior alternative to traditional paper that not only has impressive eco benefits it is also amazingly smooth to the touch and offers a matt, lux finish for not only standard office needs in fact anything that currently employs traditional paper.
‘On first glance the paper felt so very smooth and unique I was intrigued by it. When I discovered it was derived from stone I was simply fascinated’ says John. Paris adds ‘I am always interested in environmentally friendly products, the eco benefits of stone paper appear never ending, for me there was no question that this product had to be offered to the UK market’.
It takes some getting used to the idea that paper could be made out of stone rather than trees however it is a rather sophisticated technology if for nothing more than the simplicity of its conception, the stones are a by-product.
Parax Stone paper is fibreless, pulp-free and naturally white. Therefore the process of bleaching is eliminated whipping out the negative impact this process has on the environment immediately.
Water is also made redundant in the process as is acid allowing the environmental impact associated with traditional paper farming methods to expire.
The very fabric of Parax paper is specifically limestone, which is present in the glass, steel and construction industries among others. This very limestone is used in Parax paper production. The simplicity of the production comes uniquely from the remaining fragments of constructions utilizing limestone suggesting that the ecological foundation of Parax Paper is organic in sustainability and somewhat magical in the obvious use of fibers that would otherwise be unrecognized and unutilized.
On collection of the excess limestone it is then ground into a fine powder, which is 10 times finer than a human hair. Non-toxic high density polyethylene is then used to bind the powder and finally hot air forms this mixture into rolls of paper. This dry process not only eliminates water pollution but also uses just half the energy that regular pulp paper production requires.
Parax Stone Paper is offering a unique superior product, environmentally friendly paper; beginning from sourcing raw materials to production, end-use, recycling and degradation.
As time has gone on the product has evolved and continues to impress with its multitude of uses for different industries. School and office stationery such as notebooks, planners, calendars, envelopes and labels. Moreover, maps, posters, catalogs, magazines, wrapping paper and bags.
Another type of Parax Stone Paper is used to make boxes. The food industry can also benefit from two specialized types of Parax Stone Paper, for applications such as: sandwich wrappers, ice cream containers, sauce cups, liquid containers and thermoformed food containers. All of the aforementioned products can be used in order to reduce the use of pulp paper packaging and eliminate Styrofoam.
In addition to cutting trees, pulp paper production requires copious amounts of water and chemicals; thus not only destroying trees, but also causing serious water and air pollution as well as depleting biodiversity.
What happens to the paper once it’s no longer needed? Parax Stone Paper products can be recycled with category 2 plastic recycling streams. They may even be burned to provide energy in waste-to-energy facilities. No toxins are released while burning.
There is no need to worry about the Parax Stone Paper products left out in nature. When exposed to direct UV light for over a year, Parax paper will begin to crack, like an egg shell and gradually return back to nature as calcium carbonate, once again becoming stone.
Replacing one ton of traditional paper with one ton of stone paper saves 20 trees, according to Environmental Defense’s paper calculator. It also eliminates 42 lbs of waterborne waste, 7,480 gallons water/wastewater, 167 lbs solid waste and 236 lbs carbon emissions. Energy savings amount to 25 million BTU.
Parax stone paper is simply a revolution; the ecological benefits are more than impressive and will ultimately mean a far greater result for the health of our planet and the quality of the final product. It is simply put unrivalled in concept, production and quality and remarkably basic in creation. The synergy in ecological benefits and supreme quality is unique and one of a kind.
Parax Stone Paper in Summary
It contains no wood fiber; 100% TREE-FREE!
Low carbon emissions (50% that of pulp paper in production)
It uses significantly less energy to produce than wood fiber paper
It generates no effluent in its manufacture (airborne or solid)
It requires no water, acid, base or bleach during production.
Any trimmings or waste paper from production is recycled to make new paper.
It is both recyclable and photo-degradable.