The China Post
Date: June 25, 2016
By: Yuan-Ming Chiao
TAIPEI, Taiwan — In an age when environmental conservation and sustainable technology
are increasingly relevant to our daily lives, the manufacturing process of products we take for granted often needs to start from the ground up.
The famous sculptor Auguste Rodin once said, “I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need.” Had he lived in the current era, he would probably be amazed to discover how those leftover marble remains can be transformed to craft new possibilities.
The approach used by Taiwan Lung Meng Technology Company (TLM) exemplifies using no frills materials in an unconventional way to create cutting edge products that we use daily, such as paper.
TLM, a company based in the southern city of Tainan that employs 300, has pioneered a process that takes marble waste and converts it into high quality paper. This stone paper, which uses a mixture of 80 percent calcium carbonate and 20 percent non-toxic resin is not only recyclable, but its manufacturing process is also eco-friendly in that the paper does not come from the trees that our Earth desperately needs. [FULL STORY]