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Joint project develops compostable confectionery packaging

Joint project develops compostable confectionery packaging, Packaging, Asia, Germany, Flint Group
GERMANY –
A joint collaboration by four companies has resulted in the development of a new confectionery packaging that the partners say is the first such compostable pack worldwide.


Based on a layout from Kalfany Süße Werbung GmbH & Co. KG, a German brand owner that manufactures and markets tinned sweets in Europe, this compostable confectionery wrapper uses sustainable materials efficiently.

BASF SE has provided the newly developed and fully compostable lamination adhesive Epotal® ECO which is certified by DIN CERTCO. Also compostable are the NatureFlex™ lamination films supplied by Innovia Films for the confectionery bags and wrappers.

The printing took place in the technology centre of DFTA (association for flexo printing) in Stuttgart, using printing inks and plates from Flint Group. The flexo printing plate nyloflex® ACE Digital was used in the process, which is optimally suited for the printing of flexible and aseptic packaging.

The printing ink FlexiPrint MV that was used for the project is heavy metal-free and also suitable for composting. High colour strength and excellent gloss can be achieved with this ink system that is free of TAA and phthalates.

So far, the new confectionery packaging has been distributed at various exhibitions and events and received good feedback.

 

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