Contrary to popular belief, RHODIA® and the further paper industry slots perfectly into protection of the environment. Therefore, to manufacture its high-quality papers, we mainly use fibres from sawmill waste, pruned trees and thinned trees. We do not participate in the concept of deforestation: only outer wood provides these fibres, whereas the heart is commonly used within the furniture and construction space.
We use forest thinning as it promotes biodiversity, positive water management, and the health of trees.
The Blue Angel™ and PEFC™ certifications provide an even clearer surveillance, which helps us further respect the equilibrium forests and their wildlife, the preservation of outstanding tree specimens, planting varieties of species, and the preparation of soils.
RHODIA® (through the role of Clairefontaine® paper mills) plays a clear role in protecting forests and, as an example, maintains hundreds of hectares of forest in the Vosges, France. Water management and conservation remain a challenge for everyone which is why Clairefontaine® has its own treatment plant, which has been recognised by an official award.
Every year, our paper manufacturing facilities consume less energy, and lowers its emissions into the air. What's more, this responsible approach is used in both our paper printing and stationery manufacturing activities, with rigorous checks of our glues and inks respectively.
The plant-based nature of these fibres makes all our paper a fully recyclable material, as it comes from a sustainable resource - it does not result in the removal of unsustainable materials, as is the case with fossil fuels.
One of our locations near Reims, France is a specialist in manufacturing recycled papers for use in our notebooks. As you can see, whilst RHODIA® is traditionally orange and black, with our production, we are thoroughly green.
Our standard paper is made in Etival-Clairefontaine, in the Vosges, and is always carefully
manufactured on one machine. Its characteristics reflect a subtle balance:
• its strength provides superior opacity and strength, but allows you to fold,
• its satin finish is perfectly designed so that the nib glides easily, but still with enough grip,
• its gluing is faultless so that the ink will not blot, but measured to leave the paper in love with writing,
• its design feels similar thanks to the paper pulp, which allows for fine, printed lines and dots,
• iits whiteness makes the text appear clearly, without dazzling the eyes.
Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification. An international non-profit, non-governmental organi- zation dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management, the PEFC Certification is the certifica- tion system of choice for small forest owners.