New Packaging Solution Offers Sustainable Solution To Plastic


The introduction of pioneering innovations that offer alternative solutions to plastic continues. The newest product within BillerudKorsnäs’ Xpression product family is a paper quality designed for the needs of the online retail market. Xpression E-Com is a paper quality specially designed for e-commerce bags, providing a substitute for single-use plastic mailing bags and other less efficient solutions.

Xpression E-com works in existing converting machines for e-commerce bags and its durability enables a direct substitution from plastic bags to paper bags. ‘We see increasing demand from consumers for genuinely sustainable solutions, resulting in continuous requests from our customers for a packaging material that offers low environmental impact and full recyclability,’ said Tom Hallam, business development manager at BillerudKorsnäs.

Consumers are now demanding that brands embrace all aspects of sustainability. Many have responded by cleaning up their supply chains, eliminating high-risk raw materials and improving social welfare, but continue to use vast amounts of plastic bags for e-commerce. Xpression E-Com makes a shift to sustainable paper e-commerce bags possible. The material is renewable, recyclable and biodegradable with a low carbon footprint and are perfect for mailing bags in a time when alternatives for plastic are in high demand.

The new product is the result of a collaboration between BillerudKorsnäs and the packaging machine producer JB Machines. ‘We have collaborated with BillerudKorsnäs to help introduce a paper quality that works flawlessly on our converting machines. The quality of Xpression E-com paper results in high productivity and bags with great functionality and durability. The partnership has been very cooperative and we are happy to have been involved in the market launch of a paper quality dedicated to e-commerce bags’, said Walter Zanon, co-owner, JB Machines.