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Alternative Fibers/Post Consumer Waste (PCW) Papers

Creating quality papers, as well as jobs for abaca farmers, for the betterment of the environment.

Alternative Fibers

Abaca is a unique fiber grown predominately in the Philippines and Ecuador. Glatfelter, the largest producer of abaca pulp in the world, makes tea bag papers from abaca. The benefits are twofold—employing abaca farmers enables them to receive fair compensation for their fiber and it allows Glatfelter to produce high-quality papers and products.

In North America, as fully integrated mills, both the environment and our customers benefit from developing recycled papers made from post-consumer waste, as there is an opportunity to reuse materials and generate biomass electricity. Less truckloads are used to transport materials, and all processes are in one location.


Environmentally Responsible Products and Processes

Recycled/PCW Papers

Recycled/PCW Papers
Our fully integrated mills in North America can manufacture high-quality papers from pulp produced on site or pulp produced from recycled post-consumer waste. Glatfelter produces a selection of recycled book papers, envelope papers and carbonless papers made from post-consumer waste.

NatureSolv™

NatureSolv™
An organically-based carbonless paper product, NatureSolv™ is made from naturally-occurring solvents, making it more environmentally responsible than petroleum-based capsules. As the only manufacturer to offer the NatureSolv™ Carbonless Capsule in all our carbonless brands, it retains the exceptional image quality required by customers while at the same time committing to the use of natural, renewable resources in our capsule technology, allowing us to be a responsible steward of our environment.

Forestry Certification

Forestry Certification
With our North American mills being chain-of-custody certified to the three forestry standards—FSC®, SFI and PEFC—Glatfelter does not own or accept wood or fiber from endangered forests, old growth forests, rainforests, etc., or any other environmentally sensitive land.


 
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