“Low-carbon and Eco-friendly Development” becomes the hottest topic in China’s just closed NPC & CPPCC (the National People’s Congress & the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference). Among all the eco-friendly measures put forwards, the totally-degradable and zero-polluting Calcium Carbonate Paper (more familiar the “Stone Paper”) was first mentioned and then becomes the popular focus. According to the organizer of Paper Expo China 2010, stone paper will be first displayed in Guangzhou at the show in June.
The stone-papermaking methods differ from the traditional wood pulp papermaking methods in blending the mineral powder and a small infusion of non-toxic resin. The wood-free papermaking technology manufactures paper without felling tress, generating gaseous wastes and water pollution. Products made of this paper can be recycled and are degradable, ranking themselves among the list of eco-friendly solutions. Compared with traditional papermaking technologies, the stone paper is a significant achievement for forest protection and environment protection.
Thanks to the low input cost, stone paper is 20% to 30% cheaper than traditional paper. Moreover, stone paper has many more favorable properties than traditional paper such as better tearing and folding endurance.
Taiwan Lung Meng Tech Co.,Ltd has begun the research on the eco-friendly papermaking technology since 1990 which has been patented in more than 40 countries in the world. Now the company has invested in provinces of China to forward the project. To explore the South China market, Lung Meng’s largest agent in this region will exhibit at the Paper Expo China 2010 to be held on June 28 to 30 in Guangzhou Jinhan Exhibition Centre, where the stone paper will be a highlighted exhibit then.