Tomato stems for making corrugated boxes
The Pulp and Paper Institute, conscious of the circular economy’s importance, performs corrugated cardboard composed of papers whose raw element is tomato stems. Tomato stems were nearby sourced and designed, an agro residue processed into liner and fluting papers becoming incorporated into the corrugated board.
The papers were created on a paper machine of the Institute based on analysis for using this raw material for papermaking. Corrugated cardboard was also made in Slovenia in test production, and optimizations are currently being taken out according to the engineering properties of corrugated cardboard.
Recyclable, biodegradable, and safe
The outcome is entirely recyclable, biodegradable, and safe for food contact. As a product produced for the first time in free Slovenia and the broader region, the Institute is taking a step ahead in developing its own CIP brand of papers and boards.
By encouraging local circular stories and stakeholders with agro scraps and other origins of lignocellulosic biomass, ICP sets new heights and enhances the more than 70-year tradition of innovative cellulose products.