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Wood-free eco-friendly notebooks mainstream

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Wood-free sheets remain the top “green” trend in notebooks line.


  • Inner pages: Wood-free paper dominates "green" material options. This can be derived from cotton, bamboo, sugarcane and reed fibers. Recycled paper is also among the popular environment-friendly alternatives. Although the sheets produced from these materials do not have the same whiteness as virgin wood pulp variants, their adoption helps conserve forest resources. Some makers are also using chlorine-free paper. The input comes from virgin timber that is not bleached with chlorine.
  • Strong, water-resistant covers: Suppliers use art paper weighing 200gsm or heavier. This is often laminated with PP film to withstand moisture. Leather is another popular material.
  • Added features: Pen and name card holders are typical inclusions. Some have covers with pockets for displaying photos. Calculators and USB flash drives can be bundled in as well.
  • Size, binding, closure: The mainstream dimensions are 14x10.5, 12.4x16.3, 16.8x22.6 or 21x13cm. The pages can glued or saddle-stitched, or may be attached via spiral or double-O wires. As regards closures, elastic bands and buttons are common. A number of designs also have coded locks.

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    Beijing Light Stationery Mfg Co. Ltd
    Model: NE-010
    Description: 80gsm wood-free paper inner pages; PU leather cover; elastic band closure; 192 leaves; 142x210mm

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    Ningbo Wonbon Paper Product Co. Ltd
    Model: WBNBS13101603
    Description: Die-cut 80gsm wood-free paper inner pages; matte-laminated 350gsm cardboard cover; 110 leaves; pen; 14x14cm

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    Qingdao Rickpond International Co. Ltd
    Model: PN0124
    Description: 70gsm wood-free paper; cloth-binded cover; magnetic closure; 80 leaves; A5

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    Shantou New Starlight Plastics Co. Ltd
    Model: 16202
    Description: 80gsm wood-free paper inner pages; PVC cover; button closure; 80 leaves; 26x18.5x1.5cm

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    Wenzhou Chinas Printing & Packaging Co. Ltd
    Model: CSB-BN-L002
    Description: 80gsm wood-free paper inner pages; pull-up PU leather cover; 312 leaves; A5

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    Zhejiang Bada Printing Co. Ltd
    Model: BDBT6034
    Description: 100gsm wood-free paper inner pages; PU leather cover; 100 leaves; A6

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