Holmen PACK is a ‘fresh and smooth’ paper for flexible packaging solutions, which its producer Holmen Paper calls a ‘new alternative to MG-papers’.
November 11, 2020
Holmen Paper has launched a new sustainable, food safe flexible packaging paper that is also being pitched as a potential alternative to polywrap.
Holmen PACK is produced from fresh wood-fibres from sustainably managed Swedish forests, and is approved for direct contact with food. The new flexible packaging paper comes in answer to a market surge, since European consumers increasingly prefer paper to plastics and want to switch to recyclable packaging.
Holmen PACK combines the beneficial printing properties from a wood-containing paper with the necessary elements of strength from a kraft paper. The paper has a smooth surface on both sides thanks to double-calendering in the production process. This, says Holmen, makes it a great alternative to the traditional MG – machine-glazed – papers that only have one side with a glossy surface. The paper has adequate mechanical strength for industrial use, converting, and many areas within end consumer use. When used as a protective layer it helps preserve the quality of wrapped or interleaved items throughout handling and storage.
As Holmen PACK is approved for food contact, it can meet the demands for branded consumer bags and dry food packaging, supermarket bread, fruit and vegetable bags, as well as fast-food take-away packaging.