How we make our cbd-infused gum rolling papers
Have you ever asked yourself how rolling paper is made? And indeed, what rolling papers are made from? From harvesting and processing to cutting and assembling, to the machinery involved, we decided to give you a peek into the world of smoking paper fabrication. The added twist of course being that our innovative papers carry CBD-infused gum, so there’s the element of how the CBD is introduced.
At the headquarters of ROOR in Paris, dedicated teams of staff and machines work together, using modern industrial technology while retaining a close tie to the artisanal heritage of the brand. Read on and we’ll take you through the meticulous processes that end in our three high-end lines of marijuana rolling papers, from their birth in nature to the beautiful booklet that nestles in your hand.
Our material: the key to our reputation
We are very proud of the natural, sustainable fibres we use in our rolling papers.
– Our RICE paper uses rice cellulose from (the normally discarded) rice straw. This comes from nearby Camargue in Southern France.
– Our ORGANIC HEMP uses, as the name suggests, the hemp plant, which is strong and durable even in these beautifully thin papers. The hemp is 100% organic and grown and produced in France.
– Our UNBLEACHED papers use sustainably-sourced wood fibres, from forests in France and Sweden.
Unlike with so many competitors, chalk, dyes, additives, chlorine, and bleaching agents do not in any way feature in our fabrication process. Our papers are all free of them. Some more background: they are ultra thin, they burn very slowly and don’t carry a taste, and their lightness makes them translucent and easy to handle.
Fabrication: the process
1. Pulping and rolling
This stage takes place outside our facility and is done by a trusted partner, who produces exclusively for us. For this first step between raw material and rolling paper, our three distinct types of fibres go through the same process separately: they are pulped, then dampened and stretched, until sheets are produced. These are then dried. In this way, three sets of rolls of wood-fibre, rice and hemp paper, are produced. Each of these rolls contains kilometres of paper! These are delivered to us.
2. The watermark
This is the pattern that identifies and makes these papers unique. Our first job is to mark them. For this the papers are fed through metal rollers, and these rollers stamp our registered brand mark on with a mirror effect. There you have the characteristic and distinctive ROOR mark.
3. Our Acacia gum
All ROOR papers gum is acacia gum, the natural resin that comes from African acacia trees. The unique element to ours is that we then infuse it with CBD. The diluted combined liquid is released precisely onto the paper bobbins, after which, in an oven, it dries and sticks to the paper.
4. The cutting process and the extra leaves
Next, large reels cut the paper up into ‘mini rolls’. These are loaded onto a machine that looks like a big loom. For a block of 32 sets of ROOR papers, the machine unspools 32 reels of paper, already with the gum on them.
The 32 strips of paper pile up on top of each other in the shape of a huge fan before they are folded. At this point the safety leaf is inserted, as well as the leaf that warns you that you have five papers left.
5. Packaging: the cardboard booklet
This is the last step, in which the papers are put into ROOR packaging. The continuous line of interleaved papers is cut and then the blocks of 32 leaves are slotted into the unfolded cardboard covers that are laid out flat. Finally, the booklet is closed up, taking its familiar shape.
The highest standards: technology, controls, and recycling
Our production process is controlled at every step: we check the raw material in the lab, and on from there, our operators and Quality Department constantly monitor the products in order to guarantee quality. Temperature and moisture are carefully controlled too, to ensure the paper is kept in the best possible condition.
All the waste paper is collected in tubs, which are reused. And there are designated spaces dedicated to recycling all the material we use in the production process.
Our ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certifications guarantee the commitment we make to quality, the environment and society.
So, there you have a look into the world of where rolling papers are born. And hopefully you’re left reassured that we are constantly working to make sure you only Experience the Highest!
To know more, dive into ROOR’s rolling papers product range.