Smurfit Kappa Collaborates with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper to Create Innovative Food Packaging
HOBAKO AG, a Swiss producer of chocolate products, together with SCHELLING AG, its Swiss packaging provider, were the first to use the new board-based packaging solution
Nov. 6, 2019 - Smurfit Kappa announced that it has collaborated with one of its partners, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, to create a new type of innovative and recyclable food-safe packaging.
The outer board-based packaging was made from Smurfit Kappa's ground-breaking MB12 packaging solution which has unique, built-in adsorption technology which protects against aromas and possible migration of substances. The inner packaging, which contains Mitsubishi HiTec Paper's BARRICOTE barrier paper, offers protection against moisture and grease and has heat-sealing properties.
This unique solution demonstrates the possibility to create functional board-based packaging that is fully recyclable thanks to the optimised use of renewable raw materials in the barrier.
"It has been a very interesting and collaborative process for us working with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper on this project,” said Lars Henriksson, VP of Product Development of the Smurfit Kappa Paper Division.
Dr. Dieter Becker, Director of New Business Development & CSR at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper added, “Our solutions are completely free from foil, laminates, aluminum and fluorocarbons. Instead, we rely on the highest possible percentage of biodegradable resources which is why Smurfit Kappa's MB12 solution was the right one.”
Based in Dublin, Ireland, Smurfit Kappa is a leading producer of paper-based packaging with around 45,000 employees across 33 countries. To learn more, please visit: www.smurfitkappa.com.
SOURCE: Smurfit Kappa