Mitsubishi HiTec Paper launches sustainable secondary packaging

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper has launched a whole range of barrier papers with barricote, which it developed in close cooperation with large food manufacturers, packaging machine manufacturers and processors.

The fully recyclable papers can be used as bag packaging, wrapping paper and liners. With effective combinable barriers against water vapour, grease and oil, oxygen and aroma as well as mineral oil migration, barricote papers are suitable for both primary and secondary packaging.

Mitsubishi said the move has enabled it to make a significant contribution to waste reduction, circular economy and the reuse of valuable raw materials.

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s sustainability goals and product strategy coincide particularly with the ambitious goals of large food manufacturers, where newly developed packaging should be 100 per cent recyclable.

It also said that leading food companies are relying increasingly on paper as a packaging material and have been working with Mitsubishi’s barricote barrier papers in product development and production for years.

The most recent result of the close cooperation is the secondary packaging for chocolate drops. For the outer packaging, the food manufacturer utilises barricote LINER MG. The barrier paper has impressive heat-sealing abilities, very good processing properties and acts as a particularly effective barrier against mineral oil migration as well as against grease and oil, whilst also being completely recyclable.

“Our barricote papers not only offer excellent barriers and excellent heat sealing capabilities, they are also 100 per cent recyclable. By producing barricote we are contributing to the vision of a waste-free future,” Mitsubishi HiTec Paper new business development director Dr. Dieter Becker said.

“We rely on water-based coatings and a high proportion of biodegradable ingredients. At the same time, our barrier papers are 100 per cent free from plastic films, fluorocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons and optical brighteners.

“We are proud to be able to work with the development teams of major brand owners on successful projects in the product transformation from plastic packaging to paper packaging and in doing so make a valuable contribution to sustainable, environmentally friendly packaging solutions of the future.”

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