Sustainable coffee paper runs at high speeds

By George Reynolds

- Last updated on GMT

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A new flexible paper provides coffee packagers with an
environmentally friendly wrapper that can withstand high speed line
speeds, its manufacturer claims.

Packagers are looking to replace plastic and foil packaging with wrappings that are sustainable, but suffer no loss of performance. Firms are under increasing pressure to use packaging solutions that can also be recycled to reduce waste that ends up in landfill. Stora Enso Speciality Papers claims its LumiLabel G is a new high-end flexible packaging paper, which offers high-gloss, high-brightness and supports complex graphics. Made from paper, the wrapping is both from sustainable source and recyclable. Eckhard Kallies, vice president of packaging papers, said the paper was aimed at premium coffees. "LumiLabel G is an innovative alternative to plastic wrappers and allows brand owners to increase the sustainability of their packaging without compromising product design and production,"​ he said.​ The wrapping that will be on show at Packaging Summit Europe, Amsterdam in June, features a smoother surface on one-side suitable for high-fidelity process printing, claims the company. LumiLabel G has high opacity for good laminated brightness and is proven to run well in high-speed packaging lines, the manufacturer claims. Produced at Stora Enso's Imatra Mill in Finland, is offered in basis weights of 80 gsm and 90 gsm (49 lb. and 55 lb./3000 ft2). ​Stora Enso Speciality Papers, a business area within Stora Enso Oyj, which manufactures one-sided coated papers for customers in the packaging, labeling, converting, and pressure-sensitive businesses. The company has manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, Speciality Papers markets products through nearly 40 global sales offices and other channels.

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