Stone paper making technology is patented in 40 different countries.
Stone Paper not only complies with FDA Standards, but it is also REACH and ROHS certified.
Certifications available upon request.
Stone Age Packaging Inc. reserves the right to disclose the certifications following an internal assessment of clients’ seriousness and legitimacy.
FSC or PEFC
Due to its revolutionary manufacturing process, the environmental and sustainability certifications for stone paper are different to wood fibre paper. No forest management certification, such as FSC, or PEFC is required for stone paper as no wood fibre is present.
Below are various International environment standards and certificates which Stone Paper has achieved or complies with.
Environmental Choice Certifications in New Zealand in two paper categories (EC-10-07 Packaging and paperboard & EC-26-27 Office Paper & Stationery
click here for Enviro Choice requirements: Office paper and stationery. http://www.environmentalchoice.org.nz and, Packaging and paperboard:
In New Zealand, look out for products bearing the government backed Environmental Choice “planet-and-tick” Logo. It’s the only label in New Zealand recognised by the Global Ecolabelling Network Internationally as absolutely trustworthy proof of environmental preferability.
“The potential for greenwash is rife in some product areas” says Michael Hooper from Environmental Choice New Zealand. “We are very fortunate to have an ecolabel that’s more robust than most and removes the need for us all to become chemistry experts. The science has been tested by qualified independent third party assessors who have already dug deeply into the environmental aspects of the products, including the end-of -life consequences of all ingredients. Many ECNZ specifications have been acknowledged even by overseas government agencies, as among the most robust in the world.
(Excerpt from Element magazine AUG 2011)
STONE PAPER MANAGEMENT COMPANY (TLM) HAS ACHIEVED ISO 9001 ACCREDITATION
STONE PAPER MILL HAS ACHIEVED ISO 14001 ACCREDITATION
The processing and milling of CaCO3 from waste stone and non-toxic resin is performed under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications by two companies.
1) Calcium Carbonate: CaCo3
- Supplied by: LIH HSIANG INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION LIMITED
- Website: http://www.lihhsiang.com
- Certified: ISO 9001
2) The manufacturer of the resin
- Supplied by: FORMOSA PLASTICS Taiwan
a division of Formosa Plastics USA
- Website: www.fpc.com.tw, www.fpcusa.com
- Certified ISO 14001
FDA & Halogen Free (SGS)
Our Stone Paper is FDA Compliant for the code of Federal Regulations with respect to soluble and extractable matter as an environmental paper and foodgrade suitability.
Many FDA and other related tests have been carried out on Stone Paper products and copies of these tests are available on request should a particular use of Stone Paper demand such test results and certifications.
CRADLE TO CRADLE
Stone paper (Certain Grades apply) has been certified for its material content, recyclability, and manufacturing characteristics. http://www.c2ccertified.org/ (licensed by C2CPII)
The Certification is a multi-attribute eco-label that assesses a product’s safety to humans and the environment and design for future life cycles. The program provides guidelines to help businesses implement the Cradle to Cradle framework, which focuses on using safe materials that can be disassembled and recycled as technical nutrients or composted as biological nutrients. Unlike single-attribute eco-labels, MBDC’s certification program takes a comprehensive approach to evaluating the design of a product and the practices employed in manufacturing the product. The materials and manufacturing practices of each product are assessed in five categories: Material Health, Material Reutilization, Renewable Energy Use, Water Stewardship, and Social Responsibility.
ROHS & REACH
Stone paper has achieved ROHS & REACH Testing (SGS) www.rohs-international.com.. No chemicals,heavy metals or minerals (heavy metals) listed known to be dangerous to humans or the environment are detected. http://echa.europa.eu/regulations/reach
SGS test results for ROHS certification
SGS test results for REACH certification
SGS report on PH
SGS test results for FDA certification