New Coated Paper Made From 100-Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber
New Leaf Paper has launched the first coated paper manufactured from 100-percent post-consumer waste (PCW), called New Leaf Sakura 100. The new paper is processed chlorine-free and is designated Ancient Forest Friendly by Markets Initiative, an environmental organization that recognizes paper manufactured with a high percentage of PCW and does not impact old-growth, ancient or endangered forests.
New Leaf Sakura 100 also is manufactured with Green-e (an independent renewable-energy certification program) certified renewable wind energy.
According to New Leaf, the paper’s quality is not compromised by the recycled content.
“Sakura 100 has a beautiful surface quality,” says President Jeff Mendelsohn. “Designers like the sheet because of its ability to reproduce vibrant photography and graphic imagery, and printers appreciate how well it runs on press.”
New Leaf Paper also offers New Leaf Reincarnation Matte and New Leaf Primavera Gloss and Silk, made with 50-percent PCW and 40-percent PCW, respectively.
Since 1998, the San Francisco-based company has developed environmentally responsible papers that it says compete aesthetically and economically with leading virgin-fiber products. It offers more than 30 coated, uncoated and board-grade papers, many with 100-percent PCW recycled content. Its inventory products are all manufactured with Green-e certified renewable wind power and biogas energy.