The environmental issues among the population are growing so rapidly, that consumers are rapidly turning their loyalties to businesses and products. As a business owner, it is so easy to be overcome by a large number of new terms and products that have become popular over the years due to their eco-friendly design. Due to your uncertainty, you are avoiding incorporating eco-friendly practices into your business, then research. For this purpose, we decided to take a versatile product, kraft paper, and explain it into simple terms the process of creating it so you can understand exactly how it’s made and what components make it eco-friendly as well as a better option than standard paper.
How is Kraft Paper Made
Kraft paper products are made by using the Kraft process, while other paper production methods involve the chemical conversion of wood. The major structural components in the wood are lignin and cellulose. As you know lignin doesn’t make a good paper, it should be separated from the cellulose. To do this, wood chips are cooked in“white liquor” made of sodium sulfide and sodium hydroxide. They become able to break the lignin and cellulose apart, leaving the solid wood pulp and a “black liquor” Now you can see the wood chips have now been turned to a pulp and are screened to remove any larger pieces. The pulp is washed to remove any residual cooking liquors and it can be formed into so many paper products.
Why is Kraft Paper Are Better than Other Paper
So now how we can compare the kraft process to other papers and production methods? First and foremost, kraft paper is stronger, due to it reduced lignin content and high sulfur ratio. It also doesn’t involve extensive bleaching, which decreases the paper’s strength and the cost remains low.
The texture of Kraft Paper
And unlikely the other methods, are using all types of wood, including resinous pine and bamboo, which has put behind out all of traditional paper-making processes. Moreover, due to the fact that nearly all the chemicals used in the process are recovered and reused, it is also called the self-sustaining method. There are some main byproducts that cannot be recycled such as turpentine and tall oil, which also can be used for other manufacturing purposes. I think now you have the basic knowledge of how kraft paper is made, here are some ways in which you can implement it in your work. And don’t worry; this isn’t just helpful for the environment but also has certain qualities of kraft material that make it helpful for your business as well.
For Gift Wrapping
The use of kraft paper for gift wrapping is so easy to pack. • its neutral characteristic which actually makes the use of kraft paper more conducive to creativity than colorful, textured paper because you can design and embellish according to your choice.