1. What paper products does Tranlin make? from bathroom tissues, facial tissues, and kitchen towels, will you offer any other products in the future?
Tranlin makes a number of household paper products, including toilet paper, facial tissues, paper towels for the kitchen and disposable tableware such as cups, bowls, and plates for food packaging and picnics. Our line of office and school supplies includes notebooks and are leftover pulp goes into making organic fulvic acid fertilizer.
2. Why choose Tranlin's natural unbleached wheat straw paper products?
(1) To Save Forests and Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions
It takes 177 cubic feet of wood (or 33 ten-year-old trees) to make 1 ton of wood fiber paper. By making 7,000 tons of wheat straw paper annually, Tranlin saves 6,178 acres of forest. As 1 acre of forest absorbs 0.4 tons of CO2 each day, then Tranlin allows 0.9 million tons of CO2 to continue to be absorb per year by using wheat straw instead of wood.
Similarly, excess wheat straw, which is burned, emits 1.8 tons of CO2 per ton. Instead we use that one ton of wheat straw to produce 0.5 tons of paper. We make 700,000 tons of paper per year, meaning we've eliminated 2.5 million tons of CO2 from being emitted into the air.
(2) To Be Chlorine Bleach and Dioxin Free
Our unbleached pulping process uses no chlorine bleach and does not produce any AOX (absorbable organic halides) such as dioxins, a class A cancer-causing chemical.
(3) To Save Energy and Water
Producing one ton of unbleached wheat straw pulp takes 20% less energy and 30 tons less of water to make one ton of Tranlin paper than wood paper.
(4) To Use Healthy Products
Tranlin's natural unbleached wheat straw paper products are toxic-free and food grade compliant according to FDA and AP standards.
3. Where do you get your wheat straw?
Our raw materials are sourced within China where approximately 800 million tons of wheat straw are harvested every year. At Tranlin, we invented a special machine for straw collection and pulping.
4. Why is Tranlin's natural paper more eco-friendly than recycled paper?
Recycling or processing wood into tissue consumes much more water and energy than turning wheat straw into paper. To make recycled paper, the raw material still needs to be cleaned, whitened, and pulped, and made into the final product. Traces of BPA may still exist even after removing the ink and cleaning the paper.
Compared with producing white paper from wood, we use 20% less energy and 30 tons less of water when making just 1 ton of Tranlin natural and unbleached paper. Using recycled products still does not address the root cause of deforestation while using wheat straw as a raw material is more helpful to preserving forest ecosystems.
5. How does the softness pf Tranlin's natural paper compare to other tissues?
The wheat straw fibers that we use is as soft and durable as wood fiber paper, making a comparable quality in the final product.
6. Is Tranlin's natural paper biodegradable?
Yes. Tranlin's natural paper is 100% biodegradable. Since it quickly dissolves into water, our paper can be safely used in all disposal and waste treatment systems. We even use the wheat straw after the fibers have been removed to manufacture fertilizer.
7. What certifications do your products have?
Our products are ISO14001, ISO9001, and OHSAS18001 certified, and are approved by the FDA in the US and the AP in the EU.