Environmentally friendly solution for flexible packaging
Packaging Solutions Green Solutions
Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH now offers a heat sealable paper solution for packaging manufacturers and packing companies. The coated flexible packaging paper with a heat sealable reverse side can be easily used on existing packaging lines and can be recycled in the waste paper cycle. The Dutch copack service provider Nomi Co-Packing has already successfully produced and filled stand up pouches with the new material. With the new heat sealable paper, Feldmuehle further expands its wide product range within its packaging solution business area. This provides brand owners with a natural and recyclable material option, which can be used in form, fill and seal packing lines similar to plastic films. Available with a high white, glossy or matt surface, the product is suitable for high quality printed packaging as well as for simple inner pouch solutions.
‘For applications which don't require a barrier function from the material, our product offers an environmentally friendly alternative, made primarily from cellulose instead of plastics,’ explained Stefan Eitze, technical marketing manager at Feldmuehle. The material gets its sealing functionality during the paper production process with a water based dispersion coating applied. It is repulpable in the waste paper recycling process, so that the raw materials can be reused.
The material is also extremely user friendly, supporting a simple and controlled tearing opening of the packaging for the consumer. Therefore, perforations and notches that are necessary for opening film packaging are not required with this paper based material.