AquaStop™ paper, the latest innovation in the ‘Better Planet Packaging’ portfolio of Smurfit Kappa, is designed to withstand exposure to water and is also ideal for use in humid conditions.
June 17, 2022
Smurfit Kappa has developed an innovative and sustainable water-resistant paper – AquaStop™, which is part of its new TechniPaper® portfolio, comprising an array of high-performance papers. The AquaStop™ paper is water-resistant due to a special kind of coating that doesn’t compromise the recyclability and can be recycled in the same way as standard paper-based packaging.
It is the latest innovation in Smurfit Kappa’s Better Planet Packaging portfolio of products and is designed to withstand exposure to water without being damaged. In addition to being suitable for e-commerce packaging and packaging for – flowers, detergent, fruits, and vegetables where protection against water is needed, AquaStop™ is also ideal for use in humid conditions. The packaging paper remains intact in humidity, thus, it is an excellent solution for the transit of refrigerated products.
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Speaking about the new product, Mr. Lars Henriksson, Vice President of Product Development at the Smurfit Kappa Paper Division, said, “We’re expecting AquaStop™ to interest many of our customers, particularly those who transport goods in more demanding environments, because of the peace of mind it will give them that their products will remain in perfect condition even if exposed to water. Our product development team, along with our colleagues in Spain, has created something very special that has superior functionality, whilst at the same time remaining 100 percent recyclable.”
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Highlighting the features of the water-resistant paper, Mr. Saverio Mayer, CEO, Smurfit Kappa Europe, stated, “We are continuously developing innovative and sustainable packaging solutions that are helping to meet our ever-growing customer needs, no matter how challenging or unusual the ask is. AquaStop™ is a must-have product for customers with complex supply chain requirements and is another example of how, at Smurfit Kappa, we have the brightest minds and most creative spirits working towards a common goal.”