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Gmund Bio Cycle

Contributing to a Better World 

03. September 2018

Conservation of natural resources and environmental responsibility were top priorities when the paper experts at Lake Tegernsee developed these new papers.

The specialists wanted to use rapidly growing fibers to replace half of the wood that comprises the raw material for these papers. After countless tests of machines and materials, the experts developed new papers that embody timeless beauty and an outstanding ecological balance. Users of Gmund Bio Cycle paper get genuine added value in design, haptics, story and credibility. This collection is perfect for companies that want to express their green philosophy through the papers they choose for their packaging, brochures or print communication. When it comes to sustainability, the specialists at Gmund offer the very highest standard. Customers not only like the look and feel of these papers, they also appreciate the good feeling they get from knowing that their choice of paper has taken ecological balance into consideration.

The innovative papers in the Bio Cycle collection contain up to 50% alternative ingredients, augmented with fresh-fiber cellulose that’s always FSC® certified at Gmund. The collection also includes an ecological classic made from 100% recycled paper. 

Chlorophyll – Blattgrün
Grass cut from Upper Bavarian meadows provides half of the contents of this paper. The grass is painstakingly harvested and dried to achieve the long-fibered structure that’s indispensable for a voluminous paper. Grass grows everywhere. The ecological balance is unbeatable. The paper is radiant with a vivid green color created in part by adding natural chlorophyll. An impressively heavy weight of 600 g/m2 makes this paper ideal for letterpress or silkscreen printing.  

Wheat – Stroh
Gmund’s straw paper is much more than a paper for special effects. Up to 50% cellulose from wheat straw replaces classical wood-based raw material here. Containing 5% unprocessed straw from Bavarian farmers, it produces a genuine straw feeling when one runs one’s fingertips over it.

Cannabis – Hanf
High-quality cellulose from European-grown cannabis is visible in the subdued color and sparse vegetal inclusions, and the hemp is palpable in the paper’s slightly coarse texture. Self-evident naturalness makes this paper a convincing and – non-habit-forming! – choice. 

Rag – Baumwolle
The cotton used by the paper industry is a waste product from the garment industry. The combination of cotton and FSC-certified cellulose from fresh fibers results in an ecological paper with great purity, durability, a pleasant feel and an elegant style. The long fibers of the cotton plant assure outstanding results for embossing and letterpress printing. 

Cycle – Kreislauf
The use of 100% recycled cellulose is easily and elegantly evident in this paper’s attractive color: its hue is crème rather than the typical gray of ordinary recycled papers. The unchallenged leader in environmental friendliness, this outstandingly versatile paper is also convenient to process.

An Overview of Gmund Bio Cycle:

  • Five papers
  • Available in weights of 100, 120, 300 und 600 g/m² depending on the paper variety 
  • For all commonly used printing techniques
  • Suitable for a wide range of applications


Sabine Huber
Public Relations
Tel. +49 8022 7500-73

About the paper factory Gmund

Gmund Paper has been synonymous with paper culture and the ecological fabrication of unique communications media from natural paper since 1829.

The cellulose used in all of Gmund’s papers is FSC® certified.

Custom-tailored solutions for sustainable brand identities are created at the development and production site in the town of Gmund on the shores of Lake Tegernsee. Circa 75% of the papers are exported. A family-owned business, Gmund Paper is directed by fourth-generation papermaker Florian Kohler.


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