Not Stone Age but Stone Paper is in Modern AgeThe other day I got to read about Stone paper. The note claimed that the Stone paper is made of powdered lime stone. It is washable and is tear resistant. Stone paper is also called mineral paper, rich mineral paper or bio-plastic paper. Chemical terms, it is Calcium Carbonate.
You cannot tear it by hand, but you can cut it with a knife or scissors. Stone paper is both water and fire resistant. It is also said as ecofriendly as it does not need chemical bleaching. The raw material is from quarry waste. Stone paper reduces dependency on trees and forests and reduces deforestation and thus helping environment.
Like anything, Stone paper has its disadvantages also. As the technology is not that wide spread it is costly now. It is not that printer friendly, especially home printers. It also uses about synthetic resins about 20%. It is not recyclable.
Stone paper is mainly used in offset lithography and screen print