The innovation enables the processing of heat-sealable paper bags and it can be incorporated in standard packaging equipment, loading and sealing, and vertical forming machinery.
December 21, 2021
Scotland-based Premier Packaging has introduced – PaperLock™, an alternative to polyethylene (PE) packaging. This product, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is made from vegetable fibers and doesn’t contain microplastics. This means it can be completely and easily recycled.
The innovation also enables the processing of heat-sealable paper bags, similar to that of plastic counterparts. It can be incorporated in standard packaging equipment, loading and sealing, and vertical forming machinery, so suppliers don’t need to do any additional costly upgrades to their shop floor. Plastic liners, tapes, and adhesives will not be necessary with PaperLock™ as well
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“Paperlock™ technology and heat-sealable paper packaging will set a new world standard for packaging sustainability and recyclability,” said John Gaynor, president, and owner of Premier Packaging, a Louisville-based company.
“Partnering with Premier will ensure that we have the manufacturing and distribution capabilities needed to meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly products from retailers and consumers,” said Mark Resch, director of product development, The Paper People based in Wisconsin and who has developed the technology.
Premier Packaging was established in 1994 in Louisville, Kentucky. The company provides customised packaging and shipping solutions to the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil.