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Plants and animals need calcium carbonate to form their skeletons and shells, and even modern mankind could hardly imagine life without calcium carbonate. Almost every product of our day-to-day life contains calcium carbonate or comes into contact with it while being produced.
Calcium carbonate is an exceptional compound. The chemical formula CaCO3 stands for a raw material that exists everywhere in nature, dissolved in rivers and oceans, melted as “cold” carbonatite-lava and solidified as a mineral, dripstone or as parent material for whole mountain ranges.
Most of all, it is so rewarding that Rich Mineral Paper does not require the harvesting of trees to produce the many varied products!
As a result the mills have been able to achieve something that no pulp based paper mills have been able to achieve. Rich Mineral Stone Paper mills create no air pollution, no toxic run off and no water pollution. No acid, base or bleach. No Halogens or phalates.
Due to this unique make up, Rich Mineral Paper (Rockstock) is made with minimal consequences to the environment. Not only is Rich Mineral Paper (Rockstock) a “Tree-Free” product, but also does not require water or use of fossil fuel as part of production. This break through product does not require bleach, or use strong acid to lighten or break down the components used to produce the Paper.
Rich Mineral Paper (Rockstock) is neither pulp nor synthetic made paper. Rich Mineral Paper is a combination largely (80.9%) of mineral powder (Calcium Carbonate) with a small amount (18%approx) of a non-toxic, recyclable, compostable, photodegradable resin (PE) to create an extremely environmentally friendly paper. Boards and other rockstock Products may have different proportions of Stone powder and resin to achieve different performance.
It is also water, mist, grease, anti-moth and insect proof*, freezer grade, and can be heat sealed(certain products apply). Proving to be the perfect material for Viola Organics Ltd new range of labels.
Due to its absorbency attributes, it has superior handling and printing qualities.
Sometimes confused with synthetic paper, Rockstock is neither synthetic nor pulp or fibre based and is termed “Rich Mineral Paper”. Rockstock has qualities of both pulp and synthetic papers, but more importantly it is much more environmentally friendly than either of the two. The printing qualities and exclusive feel make Rockstock a paper product not seen the likes of previously.
- It is manufactured from ground down waste stone and off-cuts used in the building industry. It contains no wood fibre.
- Rockstock has a low carbon emission
- It uses significantly less energy to produce than wood fibre 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
- Compostable (Commercial).
- 2 product ranges 1. S-Class (Sustainable Range) 2. R-Class (recycled Range
It can be used in most situations where conventional and synthetic paper is used and offers exceptional printing, water proofing and tear resistant qualities. Rockstock claims to be the world’s most environmentally friendly paper.
Rockstock is the registered trade-name of a ground-breaking high quality, coated paper with outstanding environmental values that prints extremely well using standard inks.(No special inks are required.)
HERE’S WHY WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT ROCKSTOCK
A tree free mineral paper manufactured from milled quarry waste using no water and minimal energy–Non-toxic and low GHG emissions. Rockstock is a revolutionary breakthrough in paper-making technology. A tree free mineral paper manufactured from milled quarry waste. Want to know more then visit www.stonepaper.co.nz