„Paper instead of plastic“
Sustainable Paper Solutions
The fact that plastic products pose a growing burden on the environment has shaken up consumers and politics. Many people are currently addressing the question of how to restructure the handling of plastics and plastic waste.
DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE is also focusing on this topic. Our approach is to develop sustainable and environmentally friendly papers that are fit to replace plastic products. The aim is not a stigmatization of plastics in general, but a replacement of plastics by paper wherever it is reasonable and possible.
To drive forward the idea of “paper instead of plastic” the Business Development Team “Sustainable Paper Solutions” was formed as of April 1st 2019 under the direction of Christian von Buchwaldt and Dr. Imke Bremer. A main focus is currently placed on barrier papers for the food sector. It is our aim to develop individual solutions together with food manufacturers, packagers, converters and recyclers – because we believe that a quick and expedient development is only possible by a close interconnection of all involved parties!
DREWSEN Papers that Already Replace Plastic
Specialty Papers for Straws
PROCARRIER Straw Papers are characterized by their wet strength, their absolute harmlessness in contact with food and their pleasant feel. The paper is recyclable and compostable. Drinking straws made out of the paper (e.g. in spiral winding processes) can readily replace plastic straws made of PP.
Paper for Delicatessen Counter Food Wrapping
At delicatessen counters for cheese, sausage or meat wrapping paper with a PE-coating is commonly used. These papers are not or only conditionally recyclable. PROBARRIER Nature is a fluorochemical-free greaseproof paper alternative that can be disposed and recycled with waste paper.
MOSH & MOAH Barrier Paper
It is well known that mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOSH & MOAH) can pass over into foodstuff for example from contaminated recycled cardboard. To prevent this migration specific plastic foils can be used. As a natural alternative DREWSEN has developed a fully recyclable and compostable barrier paper to protect the foodstuff: PROBARRIER Nature Mineral Oil Repellent Paper.
DREWSEN Papers that are Currently Under Development
Heat Seal Paper
In the food packaging industry heat sealable papers are widely used for example in sachets for sugar or other powdery goods. Typically PE-coated papers are used for this purposes, these are composite materials and therefore not recyclable. DREWSEN is currently working on the development of a dispersion coated alternative. Using this technique the paper becomes recyclable within the waste paper stream. First machine samples are already available. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information!