The newly launched – EraCup Natural is an SBB paperboard manufactured with pulp from certified sources. The product is based on a proprietary process that is both polyethylene and bioplastic-free.
July 03, 2021
Lecta has presented EraCup Natural, a paper-based solution for single-use cups, that is recyclable, biodegradable, and polyethylene-free.
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EraCup Natural is the first product in Lecta’s new range of functional papers for “nature-friendly packaging”. The new EraCup Natural solution is based on a proprietary process that is both polyethylene and bioplastic-free. Its composition allows the paper to be recycled in standard paper recycling circuits after having been converted and used.
EraCup Natural is an SBB paperboard manufactured with pulp from certified sources, available in substances from 170 g/m2 up to 380 g/m2. It has an uncoated outer face, with a smooth, natural finish suitable for high-quality flexography and offset printing. The inside is covered with a sealable aqueous dispersion that guarantees the manufacture of liquid-tight paper cups. In addition, this paper-based solution allows for energy savings since cups made with EraCup Natural require lower sealing temperatures compared to those manufactured with current polyethylene materials.
The company says that the cup’s properties make it ideal for hot and cold beverage cups as well as on-the-go disposable containers and is adapted to consumer habits in a new more environment-friendly era.
“Today, after extensive, successful testing in different European markets, we are proud to be able to launch EraCup Natural, an innovative product that offers clear advantages from a sustainability point of view,” says Santiago Tesi, Marketing & Innovation Director at Lecta.
The EraCup range represents an advance for Lecta on its path towards developing more sustainable solutions that protect the environment and are wholly aligned with its diversification strategy and the transformation of the Company within the specialty paper market.