Using a food source that could be used to feed people. It attracts rodents. If the box gets wet the starch nuts will shrink. PaperNuts will absorb moisture away from the product.
It’s more of the coating or texture so that it will retain its twisted shape. In Canada our 100% Kraft paper – the 40lb works best for us, 30lb does not retain a right nut – 50 lb is too heavy and will not go through our machine. In England and Finland, the paper is a different weight and texture. The paper needs memory to retain its shape.
The width of the paper could be anywhere from 14″ to 20″, and the PaperNut themeselves can be anywhere from 2″ to 4″ in length. The perfect shape of a nut is the correct tightness so it opens during transportation. So not too tight or loose. There is some forgiveness; not every nut needs to be perfect because they will form together. PaperNuts can be used over and over even if they’ve opened up… they still work.
We retain end of the rolls of coffee filter paper at a very good price. Our paper is anywhere from 12″ to 20″ and weight is anywhere from 18lb to 32lb. We use it all. The key is making a 2 ply nut. Because of the texture 2 ply coffee filter paper always turns out a nice PaperNut. White PaperNuts are more dense than natural and are softer as well. So companies in automotive parts and computer parts prefer the white PaperNuts.
4″ Natural means the PaperNut is 2″ and 4″ in length and uses only one sheet of natural Kraft paper. The white PaperNut is 2″ in length and uses 2 sheets. So we use two stands and two rolls of coffee filter paper and feed them through the machine at the same time – producing a 2″ 2 ply Nut.
The machine with the stand would fit on one standard skid, 3ft high. Weight is approximately 200lbs.
Yes and the cost is approximately 50% higher than regular PaperNuts.
Each roll of paper is 40lb recycled kraft paper 18″ wide x 4.5′ diameter, weighing 800 lbs. 140 PaperNuts fill a 1 sq ft box which equates to 40 linear feet.