With the new heat-sealable paper, Feldmuehle further expands its wide product line within its Packaging Solutions business area. This provides brand owners with a natural and recyclable material option, which can be used in form/fill/seal lines similar to plastic films. Available with a high white, glossy or matte 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,” explains Stefan Eitze, technical marketing mgr.-Deldmuehle. The material gets its sealing functionality during the paper production process with an applied water-based dispersion coating. It is repulpable in the waste-paper recycling process, so that the raw materials can be reused.
The product performs well on existing form/fill/seal packing lines. “The new material is ideally suited for our standup pouch packaging line,” says René Beijsens, technical mgr.-NOMI Co-Packing, co-packing partner for many well-known brands. “On top of this, the change in material, from foil to heat-sealable paper, was possible without any additional changes to machine settings.”
The material is also user-friendly, supporting a simple and controlled tearing open 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.