Italy-based Favini is presenting the launch of Crush, a new paper dedicated to the packaging industry, at Luxepack 2012.
Crush is said to be the the first and only range paper made with by-products from organic products replacing as much as 15% of traditional wood pulps.
After research and fine tuning, Favini has managed to transform process residues from corn, citrus and kiwi fruits, olives, almonds, hazelnuts and coffee beans into paper in seven colors inspired by nature.
It brings new life to residues from organic products which would normally be processed as fillers in animal food & fertilizers/simply dumped in landfill, said the company.
Using Favini’s patented capabilities these by-products are reused as a new raw material for making paper.
Using these materials relieves the forest resources and gives an extended life of up to five times which being the typical number of times a high quality paper is recycled.
The new paper is FSC certified, made with 100% green energy (the electricity is generated in Favini’s own hydroelectric plant) and contains 30% post-consumer recycled fiber.
Crush is said to be ideal for various applications like shopping bags, labels, packaging, and any variety of creative communications.