No trees cut down.
Traditional paper making relies heavily on lumbering, since the fiber
found in wood pulp must be used as the main constituent. As consumption of paper
continues to increase in our world today, so does the problem of global
Today, statistical figures show that two out of every five trees are cut for
pulp. A forest the size of a football field is cut down somewhere in the world
every 10 minutes.
In recent years, public awareness toward the deteriorating problem of carbon
emissions has been in the spotlight. For the paper industry, however, its impact
on the issue cannot be fundamentally reversed until a viable alternative for
wood pulp is found.
That solution is now available with the advent of ViaStone™. By not using any
tree-based raw materials at all, ViaStone™ is meant to be a complete
substitute for traditional paper, while achieving the goal of protecting our
valuable forest resources.
ViaStone™ is the new environmentally sensible choice for most paper products.
As it becomes increasingly main-stream in a wide range of printing and packaging
applications, a feedback loop of awareness about ecological preservation will be
formed within our communities.
At ViaStone™, our mission is to broaden the market reception of this
exciting innovation, while highlighting the importance of protecting our
valuable forest resources.
Protect our water
Because only mineral powder (calcium carbonate), degradable resin and
electric power are used during ViaStone™ production, there is no
washing and drying processes needed, nor are there any harmful particulates
released into the air.
In comparison with the traditional paper manufacturing process,
ViaStone™ does not require any water, strong industrial acids, bases,
Because of this, there is neither the problem of waste water being discharged
during production, nor the danger of releasing the pollutants into water
At ViaStone™, we are firmly committed to the protection of our water
No airborne pollutants
At ViaStone™, we are firmly committed to the protection of our clean
recycle traditional paper, water is added to the collected waste paper and
mechanically blended, in order to regenerate the pulp.
However, due to the old ink that remain on the waste paper, soaking and
bleaching processes are required to remove the ink, in order to render the pulp
In addition, the entire process of recycling has to be broken down into many
complicated stages, each of those resulting in significant amounts of waste
In contrast, ViaStone™ is easy to collect, conserves fresh water
in the first place, and does not produce waste water consequently.
When disposed of, ViaStone™ can be collected as regular plastic
material. After being pulverized and re-extruded as granules, it can then be
used as an superior additive for the processing of polyethylene (PE) plastic.
Suitable re-use applications include color plastic bags, flower pots, plastic
Photodegrable under direct
being used, ViaStone™ can also be processed as regular trash
that can be incinerated. Out of the main mineral power and the small quantity of
non-poisonous resin contained in the product, only the resin substance is burned
As the resin burns, the stone powder becomes detached, increasing the contact
area between the resin and the air. This decelerates, but makes the combustion
process of the resin more complete.
Because of this catalytic reaction, no black fume due to lack of oxygen and
incomplete combustion will occur.
In addition, the non-poisonous resin does not discharge any harmful gas when
burned, and the amount of carbon dioxide released is minimal, making a
contribution to lessening the impact of global warming.
Alternatively, if ViaStone™ is left in outdoor conditions, after
approximately 6 months of being exposed to the sunlight, it breaks itself down
like egg shell. Since CaCo3 is the main raw material, it returns to
the earth naturally, causing minimal load on the environment.
Same as the case with traditional paper, if ViaStone™ is stored indoors and
not exposed to extreme amount of ultraviolet light, the resin will not turn
brittle or decomposed.
Also, ViaStone™ has the advantage over traditional paper in that it is
resistant to yellow discoloration and insect damage. You can trust
ViaStone™ to safeguard all your important documents and images.
For added protection, choose a ViaStone™ model with surface coating
technology to further prevent the effect of ultraviolet light.