Lignin Free

What’s a lignin you ask, and why shouldn’t we have them? Lignins are chemicals that occurs naturally in wood. Paper is made made from wood. Lignins produce a paper that is stronger than paper without lignins. Unfortunately it’s biodegradable and over time, it degrades and turns the paper brittle and yellow or even brown. Ever kept a newspaper article for a couple of years?, well they become very brittle and yellow, right? Amazingly, Newspaper is about 98% lignin free. So keeping paper lignin free is important if you want to have laser labels or inkjet labels that maintain their color and quality for a long time. That’s why Maco makes their labels lignin free.

Here’s the chemical structure for lignins:



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