LIMEX as paper alternative
LIMEX, which is mainly made of limestone, is a material that can be used as an alternative to paper. Compared to paper, LIMEX can reduce the amount of water used in factories per ton of sheet by approximately 97%. It can be used for various purposes such as packaging, business cards, booklets and table menus.
LIMEX Sheet products are as easy to recycle, and there are many recycling cases. LIMEX Sheet products are combustible and can be incinerated, but we are working to recycle them as resources instead of disposing of them as waste.
Amount of water used in factories
*These are calculated values for reference, not guaranteed values. The figures are subject to change depending on the formulation, manufacturing conditions, and data acquisition status of each product.
(Source) Trends in fresh water usage per ton of paper and paperboard production: Japan Paper Association
(Source) Value obtained by dividing annual water usage at the Shiroishi Plant (excluding 15% domestic water) by annual production volume Unit water supply amount, hours of use, personnel table")
Features as an paper alternative
Save water and forest
The manufacturing process uses almost no water resources and does not use wood pulp, contributing to the conservation of resources that are at high risk of depletion.
Excellent durability and water-proof
Because it is more durable and water resistant than paper, it does not require lamination and is suitable for repeated use such as menus and maps.
High-quality texture and clear printing
It features a matte, high-quality texture and excellent color reproducibility.
Difference from stone paper
LIMEX is a composite material developed by TBM in Japan. There is a synthetic paper using limestone called stone paper developed by a Taiwanese manufacturer, but LIMEX has a different basic patent from stone paper.
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|Injection molded product
|Country of manufacture/Country of origin of limestone|
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|LIMEX||LIMEX Sheet||paper alternative||〇||〇||〇||×||Japan/Vietnam|
|none||stone paper||paper alternative||〇||×||×||〇||Taiwan/China|