Fedrigoni presents the new swatch COTTAGE
Fedrigoni presents the new swatch book for the COTTAGE range - products with superior aesthetic properties and distinctive characteristics.
Cottage has 25% cotton content ensuring softness, durability and superior mechanical strength.
COTTAGE completes the series dedicated to felt-marked papers - in red for the cover - and gives a new look to this promotional tool (the last edition dates back to 2000).
This series is characterised by a very deep and distinctive felt-marking as well as impressive handle.
The visual book focuses on the theme of escaping from the city to a remote cottage. It is a mixture of simple illustrations with flat backgrounds and photographic images, where the white parts of the paper are not printed to emphasise contrast with the colours.
In more detail: Paper & Cotton
Cotton is the noblest material for paper-making.
It is the strongest and most flexible fibre available in nature, which is why it is used to make banknotes and deluxe art papers.
The natural absence of lignin also means that paper made with cotton is even more long-lasting.
Advantages for users:
- Higher mechanical strength: disintegration, tearing, creasing, bursting and stretching….
- Softness, distinctive tactile sensations (softer paper)
- Greater flexibility
- Better sheet formation at the same mechanical strength
- Long-life: it is estimated that for each percentage point of cotton fibre, the paper can be expected to last for an extra year under normal use.
Advantages for the environment:
- Annual plant, which grows back every year with no impact on forestry assets
- Fewer chemical additives and whitening agents are used in production. In fact, compared to fibres obtained from wood, cotton has lower lignin content and is consequently and naturally lighter in colour, cleaner and brighter, as well as more easily separable from lignin itself.
- A raw material that is actually a by-product: cotton used in the paper-making industry is not grown specifically for this purpose but for the textile industry, where first and second cut linters are effectively waste products.