Tomato Fibre Paper
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This paper contains the fibres of tomato plants that originate in Dutch greenhouses. Normally these fibres are considered waste and burnt, but after examination by plant scientists, it has become clear that these fibres can be used for other purposes including paper.
Not only does a biobased paper made of waste tomato fibres ensure we make use of resources, the paper also has a very high tactile and visual quality. The fibres are clearly visible, resulting in a nice and subtle effect. Besides tomato fibres, it is possible to use other types of fibres. Examples include peppers, sugar cane and fibres from the Miscanthus gigantus (also knows as the Chinese Reed).