Packaging company Smurfit Kappa has along with partner Mitsubishi HiTec Paper created a new innovative type of recyclable food-safe packaging.
The outer board-based packaging was made from Smurfit Kappa’s MB12 packaging solution which has built-in adsorption technology that protects against aromas and possible migration of substances.
The inner packaging, which contains Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s BARRICOTE barrier paper, offers protection against moisture and grease and has heat-sealing properties.
The solution demonstrates the possibility to create functional board-based packaging that is fully recyclable thanks to the optimised use of renewable raw materials in the barrier.
“It has been a very interesting and collaborative process for us working with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper on this project,” said Lars Henriksson, VP of Product Development of the Smurfit Kappa Paper Division.
“The fibres that our industry-leading paper is made from are an excellent solution for a huge range of products due to a range of attributes, not least their inherent sustainability.”
HOBAKO, a Swiss producer of chocolate products, together with its Swiss packaging provider, SCHELLING, were the first to use the new board-based packaging solution which was shortlisted as a finalist in both the sustainability and technology categories of the Swiss Packaging Awards earlier this year.