We are NER Ltd – innovators in nature
For over 25 years our research has been dedicated to developing processes to transform agricultural waste into paper pulp without causing any harm to nature.
In 2009 our vision came to fruition with the birth of our first business in the UK, Natural Notebook Company, developing the most environmentally friendly process to produce cardboard from 100% straw and selling a beautiful range of stationery products hand made from straw.
In 2013, our experience and knowledge has led us to develop Nafici ECOPULPING, an innovative low carbon pulping process to transform any straw surplus (wheat, barley, oat, rice) into paper pulp by
- using 50% less energy than existing processes
- using less water and chemicals as the liquid and chemicals are re-used in a closed-loop system
- reducing costs of equipment and running of the production plants
- giving value to the by- products of the process
- avoiding straw to be pre-chopped therefore giving the possibility to use a cheaper wet straw
EcoPulping is therefore an extremely environmentally friendly process easily scalable and economical at small or large scale.
EcoPulping Mills can be installed as independent units or retrofitted to an existing paper mill to produce marketable bleached or unbleached straw pulp to be used in all different types of paper or packaging products.
In addition to integrated small scale plants, the new manufacturing concept for large scale plants is to produce part of straw pulp (unbleached un-cleaned) and by-products from straw onsite. Paper or Pulp Mills can then transform this unbleached un-cleaned pulp into a clean white marketable pulp or a paper or packaging product in a central unit.
This new and exciting process and concept not only reduce waste and carbon emissions but add a significant new income stream to farm businesses as straw even with high moisture content can be processed and farmers can be involved in the pulp production as well.