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Digital material passports - PaperStone®

Sustainability By Alex Mar Morales, Senior Sustainability Consultant – 31 October 2023

Collage of PaperStone® product examples and recycling of paper


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Alex Mar Morales

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Gilles Alvarenga

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This is part of the 'Unlocking sustainable designs through digital material passports' exhibited at The Summit — BE-ST Fest '23.

PaperStone® is a triple award-winning paper composite surface material made from recycled paper and a natural resin.

This material offers a sustainable, tough and versatile alternative which is as hard as stone, however, made of paper.

It is certified FSC®: Forest Stewardship Council® which is the mark of responsible forestry. It identifies products containing wood sourced at forests managed correctly and responsibly according to strict environmental, social and economic standards.

The material is available in eleven rich and tactile colours across two ranges to deliver non-porous, hygienic durability to provide a broad spectrum of surface design solutions. The material is heat resistant up to 180°C, waterproof and non-porous.


Product Name: PaperStone

Product Site: PaperStone® - CDUK Surface Design Solutions (

Supplier: PaperStone

Material Origin

  • Raw Material Sourced:
    United States and United Kingdom
  • Manufacture Site:
    Local Site in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Biogenic Content (i.e. natural material content/sequestered carbon info):
  • Recycled Content:

Embodied Carbon

  • Embodied Carbon Value:
    Upfront Embodied Carbon: 38.1 kgCO2e/m2

    Biogenic Carbon: -170 kgCO2e/m3

    Product Lifecycle Embodied Carbon: -125 kgCO2e/m2

    Life Span: 10 years

    Product EPD is available upon request

Circularity, to cover aspects like:

  • Takeback schemes:
    None specified
  • Reuse Potential:
    High repurpose potential
  • Warranties:
    Not Specified

Health & Wellbeing

  • Material Emissions:
    Minimal VOC Emissions (Self-declared)
  • Material Content:
    Minimal VOC Content (Self-declared)
  • Ingredient Transparency:
    Disclosed ingredients: Colorant, Recycled Paper, Virgin Paper, Resin (Self-declared)
  • Hazardous Materials:
    None found (Self-declared)


  • FSC Certified
  • Rainforest Alliance Certified
  • PetroFree Certified

What is a digital material passport?

A material passport is a digital document listing all the materials that are included in a product or construction during its life cycle in order to facilitate circularity decisions in supply chain management at the end of the building life.

At Cundall, we want to create a passport for materials and products that will also provide information before its use, so designers and contractors have a better understanding of the materials and their impact on the embodied carbon and health well-being of a project, facilitating the inclusion of the best low carbon and healthy materials that align with their design.