WEPA
Your expert for sustainable hygiene paper

Sustainability is nothing new at WEPA. Since the 1980s, we have been incorporating our expertise as a recycled specialist into our products, enabling us to offer our customers an environmentally friendly product range – products that are good for the environment and offer 100% comfort.

Super soft

The special feel-good moment for your skin.

100% sustainable

Fibres from responsible sources.

Product variety

We offer the complete range of products. All of our products are made of fair fibres.

FAIR FIBRE
What does that mean?

In general, "Fair Fibre" is understood to mean all raw materials that come from responsible sources. The production of hygiene paper primarily involves the use of a suitable paper fibre. We distinguish between primary and secondary fibres, the former being virgin pulp and the latter being recycled fibres. The choice of raw material has a major impact on the environmental footprint of the entire product. In comparison, products made of 100% recycled paper perform best. We consider them to be the most sensible raw material for a disposable product such as hygiene paper, due to the fact that the recycled fibre is irretrievably lost after use. Recycled products are therefore a core element of our "Fair Fibres".

Responsible sources
In addition to the requirements defined by the environmental labels PEFC and FSC® (FSC-C016151), for example, we use our own criteria as a benchmark for the pulp. We also use and verify this on the basis of internal audits conducted by our suppliers. This is how cellulose becomes a fair fibre. With the combination of both raw materials, we developed our "hybrid products" a few years ago. These products have a 20% improved environmental footprint compared to a 100% virgin pulp product, using 30% recycled fibres. This is what we at WEPA understand to be "Fair Fibre" and it is what makes us the ideal partner for sustainable hygiene paper.

WEPA products

Recycling

... Our products preserve valuable resources and we consider them to be the most sensible raw material for a disposable product such as hygiene paper.

Hybrid

... These products have an improved environmental footprint due to the incorporation of recycled fibres.

Cellulose

... The products come from sustainable forestry and responsible sources.

Our solutions
Fair – down to the smallest fibre

Recycling

Process

WEPA recycled paper consists of 100% recycled paper. The paper that we use at home is discarded and then collected and sorted in waste paper containers or barrels. You can see how this is then processed into our recycled hygiene paper in our illustration of the recycling process.

Waste paper

Paper is used in industry, commerce and household (newspaper, boxes, etc.).

After use, these are collected and sorted in appropriate waste paper containers or tons.

Production

The collected waste paper is processed into recycled fibre pulp in modern recycling plants.

Paper machines create paper webs under high temperatures, which are then processed into tissue paper.

Raw material

Residues that are no longer suitable for paper production are used thermally and used for electricity and steam generation.

Residues from power and steam generation are used in the building materials industry.

Hybrid

Process

WEPA hybrid products are a combination of recycled and cellulose fibres. The use of 30% recycled fibres improves their environmental footprint by 20%, compared to a 100% virgin pulp product. Hybrid Fair Fibre hygiene paper meets consumer needs in terms of ecology and comfort. You can find out exactly how our WEPA Hybrid products are manufactured in our illustration of the hybrid process.

More information on the WEPA Hybrid can be found at:

www.wepa-hybrid.de

Waste paper

Paper is used in industry, commerce and household (newspapers, boxes, etc.).

After use, these are collected and sorted in appropriate waste paper containers or tons.

Pulp

The raw material wood comes form sustainable forestry. Chemical pulping results in a fibrous mass, which is referred to as dried pulp.

The dissolution of the pulp with water in the pulper produces a pulp.

Production

The pulp (pulp and recycling) is pumped onto the paper machine and dried at high temerature into paper webs.

The paper webs are then processed into tissue paper.

Cellulose

Process

WEPA pulp products are characterised by their high degree of softness and comfort. WEPA only uses pulp certified according to FSC® (FSC-C016151), PEFC and Controlled Wood for its production processes. In addition to the requirements defined by the labels, we at WEPA also make use of our own criteria as a benchmark and verify these in internal audits conducted at our suppliers. WEPA cellulose products are also made from fair fibre. WEPA recycled paper consists of 100% recycled paper. More information about how cellulose becomes finished toilet paper can be seen in the following illustration.

Raw material

The raw material wood comes from sustainable forestry.

Chemical pulping results in a fibrous mass, wich is referred to as dried pulp.

 

Pulper

The pulp is delivered to the paper mill.

The dissolution of the pulp with water in the pulper produces a pulp.

Production

The pulp (pulp and recycling) is pumped onto the paper machine and dried at high temperature into paper webs.

The paper webs are then processed into tissue paper.

Hygiene paper
Fair fibres in production

You can see exactly how the individual fair fibers are transformed into hygiene paper in our informative video with Sammy, our hygiene paper expert.

WEPA is strongly committed to FAIR FIBRES
Make your daily life more environmentally friendly

Join in and make your everyday life a little more environmentally friendly with our products made of fair fibres. This is part of the WEPA ethos "Together for a better life". If you are interested in our company and our products or have any questions, please contact us.

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