ePac Flexible Packaging, a market leader in quick-turn, short to medium length run length production of flexible packaging, has announced that its next location will open in Austin, Texas in early 2019, with order taking now available. The company will serve food manufacturers, producers of lawn and garden, pet food, and sports nutrition products in the Austin/San Antonio area. Enabled by the latest in digital printing technology, ePac primarily serves small and medium size businesses, who benefit from 3-week turn time, high definition quality graphics, custom printing, low minimum orders, and the ability to order to demand to reduce inventory and obsolescence. Click read more below for additional detail.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö has received the OK compost HOME and OK compost INDUSTRIAL certifications from TÜV® Austria for its CristalTM and CristallineTM ranges of transparent papers.
Whether used as transparent bread bags or paper window for fruits and vegetable sachets, CristalTM and CristallineTM product ranges are ideal materials to produce all-paper packaging solutions enabling consumers to quickly identify the products they buy.
Made of responsibly-sourced natural fibers, these translucent papers are renewable and biodegradable materials, safe for direct food contact. Recyclable according to EN 13430 and now ok compost certified, CristalTM and CristallineTM offer alternatives to choose the best fitting end-of-life scenario for their packaging depending on the end-use application.
This OK compost certification is a good example of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s capabilities to develop fiber-based solutions made of renewable materials helping brand owners and retailers to contribute in a more sustainable everyday life.
OK compost HOME and OK compost INDUSTRIAL certifications confirm that CristalTM and CristallineTM transparent papers can be composted at home and in an industrial facility. This certification will facilitate the process of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s customers willing to obtain the OK compost Label for their final products. The OK compost Label is internationally recognized according to the EU standard EN13432. All tests have been carried out with a strict independent laboratory certified and accredited to ISO 17025.
“The use of transparent paper in packaging enables the food industry to effectively convey a value of trust in customers’ minds. In addition, the strong sustainable attributes of Cristal™ and Cristalline™ will reinforce their eco-friendly brand image.” says Raphaël Bardet, Head of Business Line Food.
Supercalendered papers with an incredible smooth surface, Cristal™ and Cristalline™ product ranges are available in various level of transparency and offer a unique touch and feel to consumers. Used as sachet, bags or paper windows, main end-uses are food packaging, non-food packaging as well as graphics applications such as envelop windows.
In addition to CristalTM and CristallineTM product ranges, Ahlstrom-Munksjö manufactures many specialty papers dedicated to sustainable food packaging, baking and other industrial applications. End-uses include bakery, fast food, cheese, sweets, popcorn, fruits & vegetables, soap, pharmaceuticals, pet food, and more.