Our papers offer different barrier properties, and increasingly these present stand-alone benefits for end-users and their supply chain, regardless of other advantages like shelf appeal. Our papers naturally offer good barriers for light, but with special coatings, we offer additional, more specialized barriers too, such as barriers for grease or water moisture.
The result is that for specific applications (in a variety of industries, but particularly for food both for direct and indirect contact with consumable goods) using our metallized papers offer sustainable, functional and visual benefits.
Barrier properties enhance the technical features of our products and mean that brands can combine shelf appeal and premiumization with functional packaging that can support freshness, aroma and taste retention, guarding against moisture and so on.
When it comes to food packaging, there tends not to be a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. In essence, different types of foods have different packaging requirements. That said, with excellent barrier properties, the fact that our papers are easy to recycle and offer visual appeal makes metallized papers particularly sought-after as sustainable materials.
Feasibility and testing
Customers or parties in the supply chain approach us when they have a potential application for which they’d like to consider metallized paper. They may want to use metallized paper for aesthetic reasons, functionality or a mixture of both, but often the change is motivated by a desire to see if our papers are suitable substitutes for multi-layer materials.
Whatever the rationale, our Research and Development team propose a design for the suggested application and then make prototype lab-made samples which are evaluated under TAPPI, ISO or ASTM methods to see if our papers are compatible for the application and/or as a replacement for the with exiting multi-material option.