FreeForm Packaging has launched a new, stretchable, paper laminate based on 85% paper. The new laminate is considered to be ‘one-sided’, which has been highly requested by many brand owners and retailers. Standard Paper Out does not have the traditional polythene layer on the outside, it has paper instead.
The world’s first truly formable paper packaging solution is based on stretchable and printable paper-based laminates that users can shape, twist and emboss, along with the unique machines that produce FreeFormPack. Up until now, FreeForm Packaging has only been able to offer laminates with polythene on both sides to ensure good sealing properties, but this has now changed. A new process enables the packages to be fully sealed and makes it possible to shape them as required.
‘This is like a dream come true,’ said Danevert Åsbrink, CEO of FreeForm Packaging AB. ‘The new laminate allows the FreeFormPack system to produce formable paper packaging that is pleasant to the touch, which customers have been wanting for a very long time. We have been working hard on this for the last six years, so it feels almost unreal to have finally reached our goal.’
The FreeFormPack Standard Paper Out laminate has two layers of FibreForm®, and one of its two sides has a thin layer of polyethylene that protects the contents while also protecting the packaging. Considering the increased focus in society on recyclability, the emergence of the new laminate has been perfectly timed.