EcoPulping has versatile and adaptable applications. As a virgin pulp (i.e., pulp coming from virgin raw material), EcoPulp is ideal for food-grade packaging like fruit or vegetable punnets, food trays or takeaway carriers. Non virgin pulps (coming from wastepaper) cannot be used to store most foods.
To tailor the need of each end use application, our EcoPulp can be produced for different grades to meet for example a food or non-food use, different types of packaging use, dry or wet application, good printability and many more end uses.
Unbleached EcoPulps are successful in the following applications:
◊ Moulded fibre packaging (MFP)
◊ Corrugated board
◊ Solid unbleached board (SUB)
◊ Unbleached paper
Moulded Fibre Packaging (MFP) – for food or industrial applications
Benefits: Eco-friendly packaging compared to plastic packaging as it is compostable, biodegradable, recyclable and it uses less energy to be produced.
Essential Properties: Even distribution and binding of fibres, water resistance, suitable hygiene when in direct contact with foodstuff.
Applications: Fruit, vegetable and egg containers; take-away cup holders and clamshell containers; protective packaging for electronics, glass products and furniture.
Corrugated Board – for food or other types of end-use
Benefits: Eco-friendly packaging as it is recyclable, can be compressed, light and strong.
Essential Properties: Liner: mechanical strength and friction, impact resistance, good printability. Fluting: mechanical strength, porosity, water resistance, food grade when in contact with foodstuff. Both: shock absorption
Applications: storage and moving corrugated boxes (food grade and non-food grade), floor protection, light-weight and heavy duty applications.
Solid Unbleached Board (SUB) – for food or other types of end-use
Benefits: Eco-friendly packaging as it is recyclable. When using EcoPulps in SUB, no plastic wrap is needed to protect foodstuff stored inside the board. EcoPulps provide a rigid core to multi-layered product.
Essential Properties: Mechanical strength and friction, porosity, good printability, water resistance, food grade (when in contact with foodstuff), barrier properties.
Applications: storage boxes (food grade and non-food grade), frozen and chilled food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic packaging, disposable drinks cartons. EcoPulps have a good applicability to the unbleached layer of the SUB.
Benefits: Eco-friendly packaging as it is recyclable, no bleach used (chlorine dioxide or hydrogen peroxide used), no glare.
Essential Properties: printability, high density, strength, barrier property, enhanced watermarks for security papers, low volume drawback.
Applications: EcoPulps can be used for tissue paper; paper, fine paper for aesthetic qualities.