For a long time, plastic additives have been used to ensure the watertightness and sealability of paper packaging. While these substances allow for food use, they have the disadvantage of disrupting the recyclability and biodegradability of the cellulose fibres!
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿™ is the first fully recyclable and compostable paper packaging solution that does not contain plastic or any controversial substances.
What is 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿™?
An innovative product
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿™ is the result of the co-development, with the eco-organisation CITEO, of a new coating solution for cellulose matrices.
This innovative product, composed of cellulose fibres coated with a natural polymer based on milk casein, is thus the first generation of heat-sealable packaging paper without plastic.
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿™, a sustainable, high-performance and safe packaging.
- Sustainable: 100% biobased, recyclable, biodegradable and allows the integration of recycled fibres
- High performance: Barrier to grease, oxygen, aromas and mineral oils (MOSH and MOAH)
- Safe: complies with food contact requirements and is free from controversial substances (PFAs)
What are the applications of 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿™?
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿™ can be used to package dry or fatty products, for food or non-food applications:
- Routing films
- Heat-sealable food films
- Packaging for tea, chocolate, confectionery, biscuits, croquettes…
- Paper and cardboard for fast food
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿™, a solution to plastic pollution!
As the name suggests, 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿™ does not contain plastic, but a natural polymer within the meaning of the REACH regulation and the SUP directive. This product is not affected by the obligations and bans of the “Single-Use Directive” on plastics.
Unlike PE-coated paper packaging, no chemicals are needed to separate the cellulose layers from the resin, as the resin is water-soluble.
During recycling, the pulp passes through the filters without leaving any sticky residue and 100% of the paper is recovered.
Guaranteed to have no impact on the recyclability of paper and cardboard, according to tests carried out by:
- The Centre Technique du Papier (CTP), in France
- The Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS), in Germany
Water soluble and degradable in water
The plastic-free resin contained in 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿™ is not only water-soluble, but also biodegradable in water. This means that on the one hand, the resin dissolved in water during the paper recycling stage is not a waste product.
On the other hand, 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿™ is a biodegradable packaging solution (in both fresh and sea water) and it does not pose a danger to aquatic organisms unlike microplastics.
Biodegradability of the resin in fresh water – Certified with the OK BIODEGRADABLE WATER S0907 mark of conformity from TÜV Austria
Biodegradability of the resin in seawater – The resin was tested with a biodegradation test based on ASTM D6691 (2017)
Finally a truly compostable packaging!
Biodegradation of materials is often limited to composting under industrial conditions, which is misleading to the consumer.
𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿™ has the advantage of being a fully compostable solution at home!
Compostable at home – The compostability of the resin contained in 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿™ has been certified by the OK COMPOST HOME mark of TÜV Austria.
 Its decay was also tested (95 μm). After an incubation period in natural seawater, 100% complete decay was achieved.
 Les exigences de la marque OK COMPOST HOME sont basées sur la norme EN13432, et sont plus strictes que les exigences du compost industriel.
*TÜV Austria OK Water Biodegradable and OK Compost Home Certificate S0907 covers the Lactips thermoplastic pellets reference CareTips 300A. Specific grades can be certified upon request.