ViaStone represents an innovative and different approach to making paper. It abandons conventional method with a new manufacturing process and whole new set of raw materials. The goal, here, is to advance a new system of thinking that addresses the dwindling health of our forests and water supply. The result is a paper alternative made from limestone, or calcium carbonate by its technical name.
ViaStone bridges the gap where paper stops and plastic is simply too much. ViaStone is an alternative where paper has been over-engineered beyond its natural properties such as wax coated or wet strengthened paper. The most obvious replacement is where printed paper is laminated with plastic film.
In plastic, ViaStone is a material of choice to reduce plastic consumption. Providing similar physical and protective barrier protection, ViaStone delivers same results with better printability and at lesser cost. Not all packaging requires the degree of strength and durability plastic provides. In these applications, ViaStone is the perfect medium.
Physical Properties & Features
- Prints and handles easily like pulp paper
- Water and grease barrier protection
- Antimicrobial protection
- Low moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR)
- Low oxygen transmission rate (OTR)
- Safe for direct food contact
Environmental Properties & Features
- No deforestation
- No water consumption
- No bleaching
- No effluents emission to water
- Lower energy consumption