UPM Specialty Papers | sustainable packaging- 7 papers

Plastic Packaging is one of the most important problems in today’s world weather in food packaging or else, which the world is trying to solve by introducing different means of sustainability measures to it in daily life.

A total of seven UPM wrapping paper materials are considered industrially compostable, marking another step on UPM Specialty Papers’ sustainability journey. They can be molded into new paper products after their use from wrapping.

📝 About UPM Specialty Papers

UPM Specialty Papers delivers quality, consistency, and reliability. With an extensive distribution network, exceptional customer service, and strong brands, it is the market leader in labeling materials globally and in-office paper in the Asia Pacific region.

A total of seven UPM wrapping paper materials are considered industrially compostable, UPM Specialty Papers another step toward sustainability

📦 Certified Packaging Papers

Seven packaging papers have recently been certified as industrially compostable, according to the EN13432 standard: ·

  • Barrier papers: UPM PregoTM, UPM AsendoTM
  • Coated one side papers: UPM FlexPackTM, UPM UniquePackTM, UPM UniquePackTM Strong
  • Specialty kraft papers: UPM SolideTM Lucent

♻️ Recycling Vs Decomposing

In a perfect world, all paper would be recycled; however, when recycling is not an option, compostability of the packaging material gives an alternative to ensure a sustainable end of life for the packaging. Compostability is also one form of recycling, where organic material and minerals are returned to the soil.

🍱 Fibre Based Packaging

The new compostability certification gives fiber-based packaging an edge compared to fossil-based packaging. While it is estimated that fossil-based materials typically take hundreds of years to decompose, fiber-based materials may turn into soil within weeks. EN13432 standard requires that an industrially compostable material turns into fertile soil, biodegrades in less than 6 months, and disintegrates in less than 12 weeks at the temperature of 58°C ± 2°C.

Dirk Ryckaert, Sales Director at UPM Specialty Papers

Compostability is something that consumers, brand owners, and converters highly appreciate

In some cases where recycling packaging is not possible, it is valuable to have another certified and sustainable way to dispose of the material. Fiber-based and recyclable packaging solutions from UPM Specialty Papers are a highly sustainable choice for food and non-food packaging. Renewable raw materials and recyclable products advance the transition to a circular economy, and our solutions respond for their part to global sustainability challenges

Susanna Hyrkäs, Sustainability Manager at UPM Specialty Papers

From responsibly managed forests – the basis for our business – we produce high-performing fiber-based packaging solutions. Our papers are fully recyclable in existing fiber recycling streams and now proven industrially compostable as well. Our aim is to always ensure a sustainable product end of life

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