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PaperStone Composite Surfaces


PaperStone is a sustainable countertop material that can also be used for conference tabletops, signs and plaques, window sills, cutting boards and cutlery handles to furniture, restroom partitions, cabinets, indoor wall cladding and many more innovative uses.

PaperStone is made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper and proprietary PetroFree resins, PaperStone is a completely sustainable solid surface material that is versatile, with the strength of steel, the beauty of stone and the warmth of wood.

As PaperStone® ages it will assume a pleasing, lustrous, seasoned appearance that is an inherent characteristic of the material. This is a natural progression of a natural product, resulting in a beautifully soft, rich patina. The aging process takes time and, much like fine hardwood, a deep luster will develop in areas of heavier use.

Data obtained using an EPA energy use/savings calculator shows that a 1" x 5’ x 12’ (2.54 x 152.4 x 366 cm) PaperStone panel versus a traditional phenolic composite manufactured from virgin fiber and a commercially available resin saves:

- 1,233 (4,667.4 liters) gallons of water

- 2.03 million BTU's of energy

- 131 pounds (59.4 kg) of solid waste

- 254 pounds (115.2 kg) of greenhouse gases

- 55 pounds (25 kg) of petroleum-based phenol


PaperStone Composite Surfaces

PaperStone is a solid surface made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper and proprietary PetroFree resins. ©2011 PaperStone