Cocoon Silk 50 - Recycled Papers

Cocoon Silk 50

Cocoon Silk 50 is our silk-coated, 50% recycled paper that’s FSC® Mix certified. Impressively, it performs as well as any top quality, non-recycled  graphic paper, delivering excellent runnability, printability and whiteness (CIE 126). Its exceptionally high-quality surface is engineered to bring out the best in printed images.

Made from 50% recycled pulp and 50% FSC® virgin fibre, Cocoon Silk 50 reduces waste to landfill, greenhouse gas emissions and the consumption of water, energy and wood. The only thing it increases is your commitment to sustainability.  

Suitable Applications

In the right grammage, Cocoon Silk 50 is ideal for:

Report and accounts, brochures, leaflets, direct mail, books (silk finish), catalogues, luxury magazines, greeting cards, invitations, menus, business cards, posters (depending on required opacity) and envelopes.

Key Features

Finish Coated, Silk
Recycled content 50%
Whiteness Extra white

Available grammages

  • 90
  • 100
  • 115
  • 130
  • 150
  • 170
  • 200
  • 250
  • 300
  • 350
  • 400
Highlights

Printing compatibility

  • Sheet Wet Offset
  • Sheet Dry Offset
  • Heat Set Web Offset
  • Cold Set Web Offset
  • Flexography
  • Screen Printing
  • Digital HP Indigo
  • Digital Dry Toner
  • Laser Personalisation

Mill certifications

  • FSC ®
  • FSC ® Mix
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 50001
  • OHSAS 18001

Product certifications

  • EU Ecolabel
  • Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF)
  • HP Indigo
  • Toy Safety
  • Archive suitable (DIN 6738)
  • Reach Compliant
  • Heavy Metal Absence
  Bessé sur Braye
Water
Water
COD 4.4 Kg/t
AOX 0.016 Kg/t
N 0.184 Kg/t
P 0.014 Kg/t
Air
Air
SO2 0.252 Kg/t
NOx 0.656 Kg/t
CO2** 349 Kg/t
Purchased electricity
Purchased Electricity
1180 KWh/t
Solid waste landfill
Solid waste landfill
18 Kg/t
Carbon Footprint
Carbon Footprint
720 Kg CO2/t

For more information on our carbon footprint see Supporting Information.

Note: These figures include both pulp and paper production.

Arjowiggins Graphic is fully committed to environmental responsibility during the development and production of its pulp and paper*
* Figures based on 2013 measurements
** Fossil energy

ISO 536 ISO 534 ISO 11475 ISO 2470-2 ISO 2471 ISO 8791-3 ISO 5629 ISO 287
Weight (gsm) Bulk (cm3/g) CIE Whiteness ISO Brightness (%) Opacity (%) Gloss (%) Dynamic Stiffness MD (mN.m) Dynamic Stiffness CD (mN.m)
90 0.87 126 97 91.5 32 0.30 0.16
100 0.87 126 97 94 32 0.40 0.22
115 0.87 126 97 94.5 32 0.60 0.35
130 0.85 126 97 96.5 32 0.90 0.57
150 0.86 126 97 97.5 32 1.18 0.75
170 0.87 126 97 98.5 32 1.70 1.10
200 0.88 126 97 99.5 32 2.70 1.80
250 0.94 126 97 100 32 6.40 4.40
300 0.98 126 97 100 32 11.80 7.70
350 1.00 126 97 100 32 19.20 12.50
400 1.02 126 97 100 32 31 21

This information is supplied in good faith and is accurate at the date of publication.
Arjowiggins Graphic reserves the right to change or update information as deemed necessary.

Prepress recommendations :

  • Screen rulings (Max 200 lpi)
  • For heavy ink loads, work Under-colour-removal (UCR) is recommended

Printing recommendations :

  • Guaranteed for Offset litho
  • HP Indigo certified
  • Suitable for silk screen printing
  • Sheets suitable for letterpress
  • Suitable for use in mono and colour laser printers and dry toner
  • Recommended fount solution wet pH 5.5 +/- 0.5
  • Cocoon Silk 50 is suitable for HSWO (heat set web offset): keep web temperature to a max. of 150° centigrade
  • Compatible with IR-drying and UV-curing
  • Suitable for all offset varnishes, acrylic and UV

Converting recommendations :

  • Suitable for foil lamination, hot-foil blocking / cold foil blocking
  • Suitable for blind embossing - avoid sharp edges on tools
  • Suitable for die cutting and perforation
  • Folding pre-creasing recommended for >150 gsm
  • Suitable for clamps, wire thread and adhesive binding

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