In contrast to the production process for paper made out of fresh fibres, producing paper from recovered paper not only saves resources but also generates less waste water and uses less water and energy. Printed matter that has been awarded the Blue Angel environmental label and which contains a percentage of fresh fibres is guaranteed to only contain those fresh fibres sourced from sustainably managed forests and forestry companies with high ecological standards. It is not permitted to use timber from forests that are particularly worthy of protection e.g. tropical or boreal forests.

At least 80% of the fibres used to produce the printing and publication papers primarily made from recovered paper listed here must be recycled. The addition of fresh fibres is sometimes necessary for paper used for quick printing processes because the high-speed printing presses require thin paper that has a very high resistance to tearing. Therefore, no test for the resistance to ageing is required for short-lived products such as paper used for newspapers.

Printing and publication papers made out of 100% recovered paper within the scope of DE-UZ 14a are available for durable and high-quality printed matter such as brochures and books. The papers listed there are also tested for their resistance to ageing and also include papers with heavier weights.

The production of printed matter is now also included within the scope of DE-UZ 195. Therefore, you will also find those printing companies listed there who print products in accordance with the Blue Angel standard.

Benefits to health and environment

  1. primarily made from waste paper
  2. save energy, water and wood
  3. low level of harmful materials

At the following companies you will find products with the Blue Angel

Fesco Papier GmbH Kriebstein, Germany (7)
KRIEBCOAT Coated printing paper in rolls and sheets
Kriepaprint Uncoated printing paper in rolls and sheets
Office Uncoated printing paper in rolls and sheets
Offset Uncoated printing paper in rolls and sheets
Opash Coated Printing Paper in Rolls and Sheets
RWOsyn Coated printing paper in rolls and sheets
Xect Label paper in roll and sheet
Igepa group GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (1)
Circle Volume Druck- und Pressepapier
Laakirchen Papier AG, Austria (4)
GraphoLogIQ BE SC-A Offset GraphoLogIQ BE SC-A Offset
GraphoMotion BE SC-A Offset Papier GraphoMotion BE SC-A Offset Papier
GraphoSet BE SC-A Offset Papier GraphoSet BE SC-A Offset Papier
GraphoVerde BE SC-B Tiefdruck Papier GraphoVerde BE SC-B Tiefdruck Papier
LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH, Germany (13)
LEIPA College Druck und Pressepapier
LEIPA FLY Druck- und Pressepapier
LEIPA HYBRID gloss Druck- und Pressepapier
LEIPA MAG gloss- Druck und Pressepapier
LEIPA MAG PLUS gloss- Druck- und Pressepapier
LEIPA MAG PLUS matt- Druck- und Pressepapier
LEIPA MAG PLUS semigloss- Druck- und Pressepapier
LEIPA MAG TOP gloss Druck- und Pressepapier
LEIPA MAG TOP matt Druck und Pressepapier
LEIPA SKY Druck- und Pressepapier
LEIPA SQUARE gloss- Druck- und Pressepapier
LEIPA SQUARE matt- Druck- und Pressepapier
LEIPA SQUARE semigloss- Druck- und Pressepapier
Norske Skog Golbey, France (2)
NorX Plus - improved newsprint paper NorX Plus - improved newsprint paper
NorX- improved newsprint paper NorX- improved newsprint paper
Palm Paper Limited, Great Britain (4)
Palm Diamond Heatset-/ gravure paper Palm Diamond Heatset-/ gravure paper
Palm News Recycled Newsprint paper Palm News Recycled Newsprint paper
Palm Print Recycled Newsprint paper Palm Print Recycled Newsprint paper
Palm Top Heatset-/ gravure paper Palm Top Heatset-/ gravure paper
Perlen Papier AG, Switzerland (3)
PerlenJoy 60  - graphic printing paper
PerlenJoy 70  - graphic printing paper PerlenJoy 60 - graphic printing paper PerlenJoy 70 - graphic printing paper
Perlenpress CS - Newsprint 
Perlenpress HS - Newsprint Perlenpress CS - Newsprint Perlenpress HS - Newsprint
PerlenSnowprint CS  - Improved Newsprint 
PerlenSnowprint HS  - Improved Newsprint PerlenSnowprint CS - Improved Newsprint PerlenSnowprint HS - Improved Newsprint
Steinbeis Papier GmbH, Germany (2)
Steinbeis Charisma Brilliant Druck- und Pressepapier
Steinbeis Charisma Silk Druck-und Pressepapier
Stora Enso Maxau GmbH, Germany (1)
EnviPress
UPM GmbH, Werk Schongau, Germany (6)
UPM MaxS-G/H
UPM ReCat
UPM EcoBasic blue-72 G/H
UPM Ecoblue-72 G/H UPM Ecoblue-72 G/H
UPM EcoPrime 68 blue 72 G/H UPM EcoPrime 68 blue 72 G/H
UPM News blue-72C UPM News blue-72C
UPM Hürth Rhein Papier GmbH, Germany (3)
UPM EcoBasic blue-72 H - Zeitungsdruckpapier
UPM News blue-72 C - Zeitungsdruckpapier
UPM News WLO - Zeitungsdruckpapier
UPM-Ettringen, Germany (5)
UPM Eco blue 72 G/H
UPM EcoBasic blue-72 G/H
UPM EcoPrime 68 blue 72 G/H
UPM Max S-G/H
UPM ReCat
UPM-Kymmene Austria GmbH, Austria (3)
EcoBasic blue 72 G+H Standard Zeitungsdruckpapier
EcoPrime 68 G+H Aufgebessertes Zeitungsdruckpapier
News blue-72 C Standard Zeitungsdruckpapier