Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) will be showcasing a range of food packaging product lines at the Interpack 2017 packaging trade fair in Dusseldorf, 4-10 May 2017. Interpack will also see the launch of new research from APP and SmithersPira on growth across the European out of home (OOH) packaging market. • Foopak: The Foopak range is APP’s premier portfolio of food contact packaging designed to support food and beverage customers operating across the entire spectrum of food and beverage retail. The Foopak Bio Natura Cup, sold in the UK as part of the Delipac brand, is a new 100% bio-degradable and recyclable beverage and food cup. Alongside the cupare a wider range of products spanning greaseproof papers and boards, cupcake and other bakery liners.The entire range is compliant to the highest international standards for health and safety. • Sinar Kraft: APP’s premier multilayer packaging board range, Sinar Kraft, is a three-ply product consisting of pure bleached hardwood kraft fibres with an inner unbleached kraft fibre layer. The combination of excellent printability through a minimum guaranteed brightness of 83% strength and moisture resistance makes the board ideally suited to high quality dry and frozen food packaging in addition to applications across cosmetics and pharmaceutical packaging. SinarKraft is Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Certified and is available in 280, 300, 350 and 380 g/m2 directly from APP’s Indah Kiat Serang Mill. click Read More below for additional detail
Consumer concerns and tightening regulations have intensified the drive for more sustainable and safe packaging. At the same time, improving performance and efficiency are important. To answer the demand Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has introduced a collaborative 360 Service approach to deliver measurable benefits throughout the packaging value chain, from easy recyclability to brand impact, production and supply chain efficiency, reducing environmental impact, and beyond, complementing its premium paperboard offering.
Successful circular economy solutions require innovation and knowledge-sharing partnerships. “The market is moving very fast, so partnerships are needed and companies who can collaborate, develop and test new solutions at speed will win. At Metsä Board, we know our materials – premium lightweight paperboards – inside out. That is the core of our solution, but we can extend our support to customers beyond paperboard,” says Mika Joukio, CEO at Metsä Board.
The Metsä Board 360 Service approach is based on the extensive paperboard and packaging expertise gained from decades of collaboration with leading global technology providers, research institutes, brand owners, converters, printers, corrugators, and logistics and IT providers.
The new Metsä Board 360 Services consist of five entities:
• Sustainability Service to ensure the compliance and maximise the sustainability of paperboard packaging.
• Packaging Design Service to provide better consumer experiences with less environmental impact.
• Technical Service uses Metsä Board’s in-depth technical expertise to help improve converting efficiency and packaging performance.
• R&D Service offers extensive testing capabilities and possibilities to explore new opportunities in joint R&D projects.
• Supply Chain and Digital Service enables responsive, sustainable and reliable paperboard supply across the globe.
“For example, the sustainability services are currently experiencing high demand. Our customers are looking for ways to lower the environmental impact of their packaging. With our offering we can help them in meeting their targets and reduce the fossil CO2 emissions of their value chain,” concludes Joukio.