Arjowiggins Launches Paper Food Packaging
Paper manufacturer Arjowiggins has announced new paper packaging for the food sector to replace plastic and films. Sylvicta is an FSC and PEFC certified recyclable, compostable, and marine biodegradable paper packaging material.
One area it is immediately targeting is everyday sandwich skillet packs which have paper board laminated with a plastic film to create a window. Christophe Jordan, managing director of the translucent paper business at Arjowiggins, said Sylvicta provides an effective barrier to oxygen and to mineral oils and fatty grease.
“For our translucent barrier paper to be used in the current packaging lines producing pouches, sachets, and flow wraps, we need partners to further extend the inherent functionalities of Sylvicta. A perfect example of this is our collaboration with cutting-edge converter Sirane (UK) who has worked with us to develop ultra-high barrier packaging options by adding high moisture imperviousness and heat-sealability properties. We have also worked with other specialised converters to add metallisation to achieve even higher barrier properties. The true innovation is that these are all entirely sustainable solutions,” he added.
The collaborations have provided numerous applications – from pouches for dry fruits, bags for salads, sachets for solid soap, sacks for pet food and flow-packs for chocolate bars, to metallised papers for butter or margarine packaging.