Koehler Paper, part of the Koehler Group, offers sustainable paper-based solu-tions for cutlery packaging in conjunction with its longstanding partner Franz Veit GmbH. Disposable and reusable cutlery can be packaged hygienically and in tear-proof packaging with the flexible packaging pa-per Koehler NexPlus® Seal Pure in 65 gsm. The paper can be purchased as finished rolled goods for pack-aging machines from Franz Veit GmbH and can be custom printed using flexographic printing that is suita-ble for direct and indirect contact with food, or it can also be supplied unprinted. This packaging solution is already being used in hospitals, airlines, and university catering.
Easy to make the switch to recyclable paper packaging with “Koehler NexPlus® Seal Pure”
Many hospitals, caterers, staff canteens, and airlines have set themselves the goal of saving resources or using more sustainable materials. The packaging paper from Koehler Paper makes it easy to switch to more sustainable product packaging. “For many customers, it is only logical that plastic-free disposable or reus-able cutlery is also wrapped in plastic-free packaging. In Koehler NexPlus® Seal Pure, we are offering a packaging paper with a significantly reduced carbon footprint in comparison to conventional plastic pack-aging, and it also boasts the significant benefit of being 100% recyclable,” says Christoph Wachter, Head of the Flexible Packaging Paper division at Koehler Paper, as he explains the new application of this prod-uct. “We are in the business of enabling customers to switch from film to paper. The packaging paper from Koehler Paper is easy to process and is known for its excellent running properties on converting and pack-aging machines,” adds Bernhard Eberlein, Head of Sales for Industrial Rolls at Franz Veit GmbH, highlight-ing the benefits of paper packaging for cutlery.
Sustainable packaging: Innovative paper solutions with ‘NexFlex®’ from Koehler Paper
With the NexFlex® product range, Koehler Paper has developed a unique and 100 per cent recyclable gen-eration of flexible packaging papers. The aim here is to replace plastic in packaging by using so-called bar-rier paper wherever possible. The range covers a broad spectrum: It includes standard coated and un-coated papers used in laminates for pouches, sachets, and other applications, making them suitable for a wide range of packaging for food and non-food products. The next generation of papers for flexible packaging are sustainable barrier papers with functional surfaces for product-specific protection (Koehler NexPlus®). The NexFlex® product family also includes papers coated on one side with good dimensional stability and high smoothness (Koehler NexCoat®), as well as uncoated paper with a natural appearance (Koehler NexPure®). Various flexible packaging papers from Koehler Paper were awarded a score of 19 out of a possible 20 points by the environmental service provider Interseroh, along with the ‘Made for Recy-cling’ seal.