At Interpack Sappi will present the first sustainable packaging development following collaboration with Felix Schoeller
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 531
Sappi is to publicly unveil the initial results of its successful intensive and close collaboration with the Felix Schoeller Group at Interpack 2017, in Hall 9, Stand D19. The first jointly developed paper-based packaging solution is part of the Sappi Guard range.
It has high barrier properties with integrated barriers against water vapour, oxygen and grease. In addition, it also has excellent sealing properties. The 100 g/m2 paper composite is a sustainable solution and a very good alternative to existing commercially available plastic and aluminium packaging. Developed for the food sector, it consists of 80% renewable raw materials.
"We are very proud that, despite the publication of our cooperation agreement only in January 2017, we are already in a position to announce a solution. The announcement followed the success of a longer cooperation between the two companies as developing packaging papers with integrated functionalities requires highly specialised expertise which needs to be successfully combined", reflects René Köhler, Head of Business Development at Sappi Packaging and Speciality Papers.
The cooperation includes the joint development of sustainable barrier paper solutions for flexible packaging applications. The two companies have unique competences in their business areas which they have combined to offer branded product manufacturers more sustainable and efficient packaging solutions for their products.
Sappi Europe’s Packaging & Speciality Paper business unit is a leading global manufacturer of speciality paper and carton board. The company has acquired extensive expertise in the packaging sector spanning decades. In recent years Sappi has evolved from solely a substrate supplier to a supplier of ready-made paper and cardboard packaging solutions. The innovative and sustainable products from Sappi are designed to provide intelligent answers to future challenges and trends and the requirements of the packaging market.
Felix Schoeller Group is an international business that produces high-quality papers for analogue and digital photo printing, digital printing, nonwovens for the wallpaper industry, decor papers and release liners. More recently this well-established company has been developing flexible food packaging. In particular, the group has gained significant technical expertise in the production of photographic and digital printing papers.