The independent paper manufacturer Papeterie Zuber Rieder from Boussières in France has unveiled a range of paper made without wood fibre. The Bagasse range of paper is made from by products of sugar cane production, linen and hemp grown on fallow land and is being aimed at the luxury packaging sector.
The fully-recyclable range also benefits from the fact that linen and hemp crops require the use of very little pesticides in their production. Bagasse is available in a range of colours and in weights 90gsm to 320gsm.
The company said the paper was suitable for a range of processes, including offset printing, letterpress, engraving, blind embossing and hot foil stamping.
Source: Packaging News, 2009-10-02.