Material of the Month, July 2014: Soft Naoron

Material of the Month, July 2014: Soft Naoron

Posted 29 January 2014 by Donna Creek

Ever thought about wearing a pair of shoes made from paper? With Soft Naoron you can do just that!

Soft Naoron is a soft and flexible paper textile derived from wood pulp and recycled PET fibre extracted from plastic bottles and textiles. This gives it the distinctive crinkled texture of paper yet it does not tear easily and is highly water-resistant. The paper is available in a variety of colours but dark colours may fade or run when exposed to the elements or with prolonged exposure to water.

This versatile material can be classified as a leather like textile and provides an extremely durable and protective surface ideal for associations with packaging – it can carry heavy items up to 10kg.

Soft Naoron is made from natural wood pulp and polyolefin or recycled polyester (RPF Naoron), for an increased eco-value. Both RPF and Soft Naoron do not emit noxious fumes when burned.