Koehler NexPure Wrap to be launched at Fachpack in Nuremberg

Koehler NexPure Wrap to be launched at Fachpack in Nuremberg

The Koehler NexPure Wrap is specially designed for burger and fast-food packaging Source: Koehler Group
The Koehler NexPure Wrap is specially designed for burger and fast-food packaging Source: Koehler Group

Koehler Paper, part of the Koehler Group, is adding to its flexible packaging paper portfolio with the launch of Koehler NexPure Wrap, a burger and wrap packaging paper aimed at fast-food system catering in particular. 

Consumer demand for sustainable products and packaging has been evident in the fast-food sector for some time now, which is why system catering is increasingly looking for solutions in this field. 

Koehler Paper is presenting the Koehler NexPure Wrap, a sustainable, lightweight packaging paper for fast-food products, to the public for the first time at the Fachpack trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, from 27 to 29 September. 2022.

Use of natural raw materials

Back in 2019, Koehler Paper had invested 300 million euros in flexible packaging paper with its new production line 8. Since then, the largest MG paper machine in the world has been producing flexible packaging paper with barrier coatings with a wide range of functions. 

These include, in particular, barriers to odors, grease, mineral oils, and also gases. Koehler papers are ideally suited for use as packaging: they protect the contents and their environment and also provide excellent processing properties. 

With the latest development – Koehler NexPure Wrap – Koehler Paper, a leading provider of paper with a disruptive barrier function for packaging solutions, is turning its attention to the fast-food market. The new paper, designed for burger and wrap packaging, has a grammage of 29.5 and uses natural raw materials for the barrier function. 

Christoph Wachter, director, Flexible Packaging Paper Division at Koehler Paper, says, “With this new development, we have produced sustainable fast-food packaging that is entirely free from fluorinated chemical coatings while offering the same properties.” The product exclusively uses pulp from certified sustainable forestry and controlled sources as its primary fiber. 

Koehler NexPure Wrap is the perfect addition to our ‘seal and wrap’ campaign and, with its excellent grease barrier and adapted water vapor barrier, it is a fantastic alternative to solutions that are not fully recyclable, which are still in widespread use in fast-food system catering,” adds Wachter. Koehler NexPure Wrap is primarily used in packaging for burgers, sandwiches, and wraps.

Fully recyclable paper for burgers and wraps underscores the system catering industry’s sustainability drive to satisfy consumers

The main advantage of Koehler NexPlus barrier paper is that they are based on sustainable raw materials. They can be fully fed back into the recycling loop, possibly for paper in many countries worldwide, and are also embraced by consumers. 

The focus here is on the reuse of high-quality paper fibers after a product has been used, entirely in keeping with the circular economy concept. Koehler NexPure Wrap is another product in Koehler’s range of flexible packaging paper, which boasts low grammage as well as excellent processing and printing properties. The company plans to launch more products with supplementary barrier functions as part of its ‘seal and wrap’ campaign in the coming months.

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