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What is Lucart Professional EcoNatural?

Lucart Professional EcoNatural is a line of products made from Fiberpack®, the raw material obtained from recycled cellulose fibres present in beverage cartons.
Fiberpack® is an environmental and technological break-through which comes from a collaboration between Lucart Group and Tetra Pak®.

Can beverage cartons be recycled?

Yes, all of the material contained in beverage cartons is recyclable. Typically beverage cartons are collected from consumers, according to the municipal rules, and sent to sorting centres where they are put into large bales and sold to recycling mills. Lucart Group mills process beverage cartons, by separating their cellulose fibres from polymers and aluminum using a water-based technique known as re-pulping. Once re-pulped, these fibres provide a valuable raw material for new tissue paper products, Lucart Professional EcoNatural line. Polyethylene and aluminum are re-used in other manufacturing activities as raw materials to produce not only products for the building, street furniture and everyday objects (such as pens, rulers, etc..) but even mooring poles in Venice.

What is Fiberpack®?

Fiberpack® is the raw material obtained from recycled cellulose fibres present in beverage cartons. Fiberpack® is an environmental and technological break-through which comes from a collaboration between Lucart Group and Tetra Pak®.

Why should I buy Lucart Professional EcoNatural products?

Because of quality: an exceptional performance paper is made from Fiberpack® innovative production process. The unbleached cellulose fibres, that maintain the natural colour of the wood, are of a quality comparable with virgin cellulose and therefore able to provide the finished products with excellent strength and absorbency.
Because of the respect for the environment: EcoNatural products posivitely help the environment: by giving life to materials which otherwise would be lost in waste; by contributing to the reduction of CO2 emission in the atmosphere; by preventing the cutting of trees.
Because of the ecological trend: a special market research survey commissioned by Agron Institute of Milan on a representative sample of public toilet users found that:
• 79% of the people interviewed would consider the premises that use these hand towels environmental friendly;
• 78% of the people interviewed think it is important to find recycled paper in public toilets;
• 70% of the people interviewed would appreciate the premises more if they found recycled paper products in the toilets.

Is Lucart Professional EcoNatural the only tissue paper made from recycled beverage cartons?

Lucart Professional EcoNatural is the first and only tissue paper made from Fiberpack®, the raw material obtained from recycled cellulose fibers present in the beverage cartons. Every EcoNatural product packaging has Fiberpack® logo, that guarantees the origin of the cellulose fibres obtained from recycled beverage cartons.

Do Lucart Professional EcoNatural products meet the requirements set by the Green Public Procurement?

Yes, Lucart Professional EcoNatural line meets the requirements specified by the GPP.
GPP or Green Public Procurement is defined by the European Commission as "a process whereby public authorities seek to procure goods, services and works with a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle when compared to goods, services and works with the same primary function that would otherwise be procured.” The European Commission wishes to encourage green public procurement which is an effective instrument in promoting environmentally-friendly products and services and in encouraging eco-innovation, thus contributing to sustainable development.

Are Lucart Professional EcoNatural products dermatologically tested?

Yes, Lucart Professional EcoNatural medicals sheets, handkerchiefs and facial tissues are dermatologically tested.

Can I recycle used tissue paper?

• If used tissue paper is clean and dry -> must be thrown in the waste paper bin;
• If used tissue paper is dirty, greasy of food, etc.. -> must be thrown in the garden waste bin or compost bin;
• If used tissue paper is soaked in oil spills or cleaning machines or other machines -> is considered as a special waste (like sawdust).
The general rule is to think of tissue paper’s use and consequently recycle it.

What are the certifications of Lucart Professional products?

During the years Lucart Group has achieved numerous records and recognitions such as the quality certification UNI EN ISO 9001, environmental management certification UNI EN ISO 14001 and EMAS certification (Diecimo and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana plants). Lucart Professional Strong is the full line of products made from 100% virgin cellulose fibres, in compliance with the enviornmental sustainability criteria forseen by PEFC forest certification. Lucart Professional Eco and EcoNatural are Ecolabel certified, the ecological quality label that guarantees the respect of severe criteria for the protection of the environment required at an European level.

What is the bacteriostatic treatment? Which products contain it?

Hygiene is fundamental concern in medical centres and healthcare structures. Lucart Group has therefore improved its own medical sheets with a special bacteriostatic lotion, preventing the growth and multiplication of germs. The medical sheets are dermatologically tested.

Are Lucart Professional medical sheets CE marked?

Yes, Lucart Professional Strong medical sheets are CE marked: Class I medical device without a measuring function and supplied in non-sterile condition.

Why should I buy Lucart Professional dispensing systems?

Lucart Professional combine the advantage of the single sheets dispensing system with the quality of its tissue products to guarantee maximum hygiene and consumption reduction with full respect for the environment.
• Lucart Professional Hygenius is the ideal solution to be used in high traffic washrooms where there is a major risk of bacterial contamination.
• Lucart Professional L-ONE Mini is a versatile and high performing system designed to provide toilet paper as well as kitchen wipers.
• Lucart Professional L-ONE Maxi is ideal for medium to large surface areas such as industrial/professional kitchen, mechanical repair garages and any other industrial environment.
• Lucart Professional L-ONE Table, Tabletop and Counter is the answer to the food area, perfect for public places with large crowds as well as small spaces, always at available to the customer.

Why should I buy Lucart Professional NO-CLOG handtowels?

Sometimes the used paper, instead of being thrown into the bin, ends up in the toilet and therefore risks clogging the related drains.
Lucart Professional NO-CLOG handtowels quickly dissolve in the water, therefore avoiding the risk of creating clogging problems of plumbing pipes.

Why should I buy a blue colour tissue paper?

Lucart Professional Strong Blue products are made of 100% virgin cellulose fibres and they are perfect in food preparation, because blue is easily identifiable in food. Strong Blue is suitable for contact with food and, moreover, is ideal for cleaning glass and other polished surfaces.

What are the specific products for the table area?

Fato offers a wide range of napkins, tablecloths, placemats, table runners and cutlery-holders which allow restaurateurs to furnish every venue in a pratical and colourful way or alternatively in an elegant and stylish way.
To discover the complete range of Fato products, visit the web site www.fato.com

What is airlaid?

Lucart Professional AirTech is the airlaid paper line. The exclusive airlaid technology uses air instead of water in the production process of pure cellulose fibres.

What are the main features of Lucart Professional AirTech airlaid paper?

Lucart Professional AirTech line has extraordinary absorbency capacity and strength, even when wet, than regular tissue products.

What is the difference between airlaid and nonwoven fabric?

Airlaid paper is categorized as a nonwoven fabric, however, unlike the majority of these products, AirTech doesn’t contain plastics, but is made only of cellulose fibres, that are carried and formed to the structure of paper by air.

Are Lucart Professional AirTech products suitable for contact with food?

Yes, Lucart Professional AirTech line is suitable for contact with food products.

Are Lucart Professional AirTech products dermatologically tested?

Yes, Lucart Professional AirTech line is dermatologically tested.

Why should I use a Lucart Professional AirTech product instead of a cloth?

The Lucart Professional AirTech products have exceptional performances. They guarantee extraordinary absorbency, thanks to airlaid technology, and maximum resistance, even when wet. The AirTech products have the same consistency and strength of a cloth, the versatility and the hygiene of paper, the practicability and absorbency of a sponge.

Is Lucart Professional AirTech more absorbent than standard tissue or T.A.D. tissue?

Yes, analysis carried out by comparing an equal size sheet of AirTech Select, T.A.D. tissue and standard tissue (average grammage) found that:
AirTech Select absorbs 24.9 grams of water per sheet;
T.A.D. tissue absorbs 9.2;
standard tissue 9.8 grams of water per sheet.

Is Lucart Professional AirTech more wet-resistant than standard tissue or T.A.D. tissue?

Yes, analysis carried out by comparing an equal size sheet of AirTech Select, T.A.D. tissue and standard tissue (average grammage) found that:
AirTech Select is more wet-resistant:
160 N/m are required to tear a wet sheet of AirTech Select;
100 N/m are required tear a wet sheet of Tissue T.A.D.;
39 N/m are required to rear a wet sheet of standard tissue.

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