Hemp Paper Benefits over Other Fibers
Benefits of Hemp Paper
Hemptique has an array of beautiful handmade hemp paper for all your needs. High quality, handmade material manufactured using a 2000 year old technique. Base materials are 50% hemp with the remainder linen and cotton. It is acid free and meets archival standards. It comes in white and natural antique colors. Manual production mode may cause slight color deviations.
Hemptique Handmade Paper is ideal for handwriting, calligraphy, inkjet printing, water color, pastel and charcoal.
A Few Facts about Hemp Fiber vs Tree Counterpart:
- Save more trees - Speed of production is lowered with Hemp farming. It takes about 90 days for plant to mature, whereas trees take between 15 to 50 years to mature.
- Reduce Deforestation Rate - Hemp paper can help reduce the deforestation rate. Over a period of twenty years, one acre of hemp can produce the same amount of pulp for materialas 4.1 acres of trees. That is a lot of tree saving.
- Cleaner for Environment - The production of this paper from plant based fiber is far cleaner than the production of wood-pulp paper.
- Decrease Carbon footprint - U.S. paper-producing companies are the 3rd largest energy consumer and this increases the U.S. carbon footprint. Manufacturing an eco-friendly paper using hemp can significantly cut down the U.S. carbon footprint.
The U.S. pulp and paper industries are also the 3rd largest industrial polluters, tossing 220 million pounds of toxic pollution into the water and air each year. Three million tons of chlorine, a major source of carcinogen dioxin, is among these pollutants. This will not occur in hemp paper production as hemp does not need chlorine bleaching. It has antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. Overall, hemp paper making generates only 1/5 to 1/7 as much chemical pollution than wood.
Hemp paper is longer lasting than tree paper and it is stronger. Unlike wood-pulp paper, hemp paper won’t get yellowish, no matter how long the paper is kept.
Hemp Paper is a Better Choice.
There are lots of products made from hemp such as greeting cards, envelopes, books, paper bag, even wedding invitations. Using products from recycled material is also eco-friendly, but remember, hemp paper can be recycled 7 times while wood pulp can only be recycled 4 times.