HERE'S WHY WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT ROCKSTOCK
Rockstock is the registered trade-name of a ground-breaking high quality, coated paper with outstanding environmental values that prints extremely well using standard inks.(No special inks are required.)
It can be used in most situations where conventional and synthetic paper is used and offers exceptional printing, water proofing and tear resistant qualities. Rockstock claims to be the world's most environmentally friendly paper.
Sometimes confused with synthetic paper, Rockstock is neither synthetic nor pulp or fibre based and is termed "Rich Mineral Paper". Rockstock has qualities of both pulp and synthetic papers, but more importantly it is much more environmentaly friendly than either of the two. The printing qualities and exclusive feel make Rockstock a paper product not seen the likes of previously.
Due to its absorbency attributes, it has superior handling and printing qualities.
It is also water, mist, grease, anti-moth and insect proof*, freezer grade, and can be heat sealed(certain products apply).
As it is food grade*, Rockstock is suitable for thermoforming food trays, containers and in mould labelling.
Rockstock has unusual physical strength and high fold durability.
In addition of up to 81% ground-up mineral waste or CaC03, Rockstock contains a small amount of a non toxic photodegradable PE resin.
Available in weights ranging from 45microns through 700microns in a wide variety of product options.
1(*Note: If used for acidic foods Rockstock products with a eg. PE film barrier may be advised).
2(*Note: moth and insect proof by nature of the fact that insects, moths and organisms will not eat or degrade the stone product, rather than some deterrent characteristic or chemical. hence it is not biodegradeable but photo-degradeable. To be biodegradable, insects or organisms need to be able to eat/break down the product. Instead the suns strong UV will after 1 year for paper and 4 years for board in full sun, photodegrade Rockstock back to stone powder ).
3(Note: Not suitable for Laser Printers or Photocopiers where extremely high heat is generated as this may distort the sheet)
Rich Mineral Paper (Rockstock) is neither pulp nor synthetic made paper. Rich Mineral Paper is a combination largely (80.9%) of mineral powder (Calcium Carbonate) with a small amount (18%approx) of a non-toxic photodegradable resin (PE) to create an extremely environmentally friendly paper. Boards and other rockstock Products may have different proportions of Stone powder and resin to achieve different performance.
Due to this unique make up, Rich Mineral Paper (Rockstock) is made with minimal consequences to the environment. Not only is Rich Mineral Paper (Rockstock) a “Tree-Free” product, but also does not require water or use of fossil fuel as part of production. This break through product does not require bleach, or use strong acid to lighten or break down the components used to produce the Paper.
As a result the mills have been able to achieve something that no pulp based paper mills have been able to achieve. Rich Mineral Stone Paper mills create no air pollution, no toxic run off and no water pollution.
Most of all, it is so rewarding that Rich Mineral Paper does not require the harvesting of trees to produce the many varied products!
What are Coccolithophores?
What are Coccolithphores? Tiny coccolithophores have had a big impact on the planet over time. Though they are single-celled, these photosynthesising organisms are enclosed in a mosaic, or cage, of microscopic plates that make many very beautiful to look at. The plates are made of calcium carbonate, which the coccoliths pull from the surrounding water. As these small organisms live and die in their trillions, they bequeath their tiny plates to the ocean floor where they form rocks such as chalk. Over geological time, coccoliths have removed significant amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping to keep Earth cool as the sun grew hotter.