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This paper material is made out of apple waste from the apple-juice industry. The organic waste produced by the apple industry is considered as a “special waste” nowadays and therefore it must be disposed off with expensive processes.
The paper is achieved by a certain “Volcan process” invented by Dr Albert Volcan. During this process which consists in a drying, a cooling and a grinding phase, it is possible to stop the apple fermentation process without any loss in the cellulose and sugar contents, which are essential elements for the making paper. The so obtained raw material appears to be stable both for chemical and physical characteristics. The Ecoapple factory can manufacture various Cartamela paper sorts.