Ideal for use in envelopes, results sheets, passport covers
Cloth is stuck on paper to increase its bursting strength and tear resistance. Thereafter, envelopes are made from this cloth-lined paper. These envelopes are tamper-proof as it is impossible to open a sealed envelope from any side without cutting or leaving traces of tampering, making this the most secure form of packing of security material. These envelopes are used widely by educational boards, universities, insurance companies, banks, publishers for mailing their publications, state and central governments, and a number of public and private companies.
In the past, attempts have been made to replace cloth-lined paper with plastic coated and other artificial materials; these attempts have failed.
In the past, attempts have been made to replace cloth-lined paper with plastic coated and other artificial materials; these attempts have failed. More than the price difference, what is of concern today is the question of environment friendliness. We are rapidly depleting the earth's ozone layer by our indiscriminate use of pollution-enhancing products. Cloth-lined envelopes can be recycled easily, keeping the environment clean and unpolluted. Additionally, unlike other materials, cloth-lined paper can be produced without creating polluting, ozone-depleting CFCs. This is done without compromising the quality, strength or security of the envelope being manufactured.
An often-heard argument against the use of paper envelopes is that it uses precious resources like wood from the forests which are rapidly being depleted. But the current trend, both globally, as well as in India, is to use recycled paper, thus conserving the use of wood and saving trees. Additionally, cloth-lined paper envelopes are bio-degradable, making them more environment friendly vis-a-vis other material.