The demands on raw materials for food packaging have become more diverse: The use of polymers must be reduced, the packaging must be recyclable, and the cost must fit a fast-moving consumer product. Good processing properties are a matter of course.
The future of packaging is recyclable.
All JadePack products bearing the JadeProtec® name are recyclable as a composite and are produced predominantly on the basis of recycled fibres. The raw material for sustainable packaging consists of:
- recycled cardboard or paper
- Water soluble dispersions
- small amounts of virgin fibre (liner paper)
All fibres used consist exclusively of FSC-certified raw materials, whether virgin fibre liner papers or recycled materials. Through the use of innovative technologies, we manage to minimalise the use of polymers – and continuously move towards sustainability.
Sustainability is also the focus of our laminated technical materials: to keep the use of polymers as low as possible, we use ultra-thin films that nevertheless offer an optimal barrier function. The films we use are
- ultra-thin PP
- or compostable PLA
In all our products with films, the composite is generally certified for recyclability, separable and thus particularly sustainable.
Despite lightweight materials and coatings, JadeProtec® makes no technical compromises. This also and especially applies to the packaging of fruit, vegetables and other food. The paper-cardboard composite offers very good stability and processing properties thanks to its multi-layer structure. This allows you to significantly reduce the amount of material used per pack, save costs throughout the entire storage and production chain and at the same time produce in a more environmentally friendly way.
Our production plant is one of the most modern in Europe and works with minimal layer thicknesses. Technical barriers are either applied as a dispersion or laminated as a film with water-based glue. This makes recovery and separation possible without any problems. We are also able to process ultra-thin films down to 4 µ. With the same technical properties, the use of polymers is significantly reduced compared to extrusion. Almost all JadePack products are either plastic-free or have a minimal polymer content of less than 5%.
Our production processes also help to recover maximum fibre content from the paper or board used in the recycling process.
Material reduction, recycling content, polymer substitution, optimal product protection: We would be happy to support you in finding the right sustainable packaging materials for your application.