Smokeless Joss Paper


This novel joss paper consists of recycled inorganic filler and burning aids, burns 40% faster, releases much less smoke and 20% less heat energy. It is a more environmental-friendly solution for sustaining traditional Chinese Festival activities, amid causing less deterioration to burning furnaces. It can be applied to all paper products that are intended to be incinerated, reducing carbon emission.

  • Smokeless Joss Paper
Research completion
Commercialisation opportunities
Technology licensing agreement
Problem addressed

The traditonal joss paper burning in Chinese ritual activities causes thick smoke and air pollution. It requires cutting down trees to produce joss paper, which is not environmental-friendly.

  • New type of paper consisting of recycled inorganic filler and burning aids.
  • Burn faster with significant reduction on smoke, particulates, carbon dioxide and heat energy.
  • Require fewer trees to produce.
Key impact
  • Significant reduction on smoke (such as PM2.5) and 30% carbon emission.
  • Burn 40% faster and release 20% less heat energy to environment.
  • Can be applied to all paper products intended to be incinerated.
  • Joss paper
  • Paper products for burning


  • HK short term patent no.: 32022047371.6
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