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3.3.6 Bran Paper

Bran Paper is a new material made with scraps from production. It is a paper made with 20% bran coming from Barilla's mills as a by-product in the production of semolina  (from the milling process of durum wheat).

The impact was proved by reduction of usage by 20% of vurgin cellulose which means that 1/3 of the trees are saved for the prpduction of high quality papers. 

The substitution of cellulose with bran has been achieved by the papermill Favini during its process of production; the patented process guarantees the inclusion of bran particles among the fibers of cellulose.  

Lessons learnt: the use of by-products from the food industry as raw materials for another industry is technically feasible38.