Paper From Apple Scraps

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Cartamela apple paper

Since 2003, the South Tyrolean company FRUMAT has been drying and grinding the cellulose-containing fruit residues from apple juice production (so-called apple pomace) in order to produce natural paper from them. Nearly half a million tons of these fruit wastes accumulate in the European region every year and, due to their fungal hazard, have had to be completely disposed of up to now. With the Cartamela apple paper production, these scraps are now not only recycled, but resistant paper is also obtained. Despite its own very fine structure, this eco paper can be printed and further processed like the conventional variants. The color of the Cartamela hardly differs from conventional papers.
Meanwhile, Frumat has discovered yet another way to use food waste: as apple leather. This vegan leather substitute is a cellulose-based material that has a variety of textures, thicknesses and embosses and laser prints, so it can be used industry-wide. It can be produced on demand and easily personalized.

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Product Name: Cartamela apple paper
Manufacturer: FRUMAT, Alberto Volcan
Project Status: Concept // Prototype // Market Ready // Series Production Ready

Source: Peters, Sascha: Materialrevolution I. Sustainable and multifunctional materials for design and architecture, Basel 2014, p. 88.
Image source: FRUMAT, Alberto Volcan