Case study: paper-based ice cream cone wrappers
AR Metallizing is working to create ice cream cone wrappers using our metallized paper. Here, Clémentine Boehrer explains some of the ways we have adapted our paper for this specific use as well as some of the ways that metallized paper is showing itself to have more capabilities for packaging applications than many brands might imagine.
‘For any application, there are a number of things to think about, which range from the very simple to the very complex. Increasingly, we are able to show that our papers can perform well in very strenuous converting environments and that they can have the technical properties to deliver optimum results in a number of different ways,’ explains Clémentine.
In the case of ice cream cones, avoiding as much dusting as possible was important, as it would be for any direct food contact packaging. Likewise, ensuring our paper products have the strength and mechanical properties to avoid any tear or damage, is also an something that must be proven to the supply chain given converting processes take place at high speed.
Filling the cones
The last converting step is to put the cone in the wrap-around label, add the ice cream and then crimp the package shut. ‘Sometimes the capabilities of our papers aren’t widely known and therefore metallized papers can be overlooked as an ideal material for packaging. In this case, we were able to present a viable solution for closing the ice cream packaging via crimping, by closely reviewing the machine set-up to be more closely tailored for the conditions needed to achieve this with metallized paper,’ adds Clémentine.
Going forward, AR Metallizing is finalizing and improving mechanics, fine-tuning our design and choice of base paper to ensure that our paper is optimized for ice cream cone wrap-around labels. ‘We enjoy being able to answer questions about our papers and explore the technical requirements of our products in order that they meet up to the requirements of end users and their partners in the supply chain,’ says Clémentine in conclusion.