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  • 11 Sep 2009

Papeterie Zuber Rieder launches ‘eco-friendly’ paper range

Bagasse is a new ‘eco-friendly’ paper grade – claimed fully recyclable – from Papeterie Zuber Rieder aimed at labels, luxury packaging, greetings cards, business cards, invitations, annual reports and advertising purposes. The new range will be shown at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels.
The company says that the Bagasse range is the result of its eco-design approach stretching from growing the raw material to disposal of the product.
Bagasse is produced using by-products from sugar cane production, linen and hemp grown on fallow land. As Bagasse does not include the use of trees in its manufacturing, it is a low-energy consumption product in terms of both production and for transformation, and is also fully recyclable, says the company. Linen and hemp are also natural crops, which require the use of very little pesticide or weed-killer, as well as little fertilizer and irrigation.
The Bagasse range of papers includes Meringue, Meringue Crystal 1 and 2 Face, Cassonade, and Cassonade Crystal 1 and 2 Face, and in weights from 90gsm-320gsm.
It is also available as a 120gsm envelope in Meringue, Meringue Crystal 1 Face, Cassonade and Cassonade Crystal 1 Face.
Bagasse is suitable for offset, letterpress, engraving, embossing, hot-foil stamping, laser engraving, thermography, silkscreen and die-cutting applications, including all desktop printing, such as laser, inkjet and photocopier.