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Tech: stretchable, printable paper wrap introduced

Tech: stretchable, printable paper wrap introduced

A Standard Paper Out, the stretchy paper, becomes an invention for commercial use as packaging. The unbelievable paper is laminated on one side only, leaving the other side available for printing, Springwise reported.

With stretchable paper on the outside and laminate on the inside, the packaging becomes the new perspectives. That innovative funny material provides endless opportunities for shaping packages to fit the product.

The interior laminate also makes the material strong enough to enclose and keep a range of food items fresh, without needing an inner bag. A Standard Paper Out exterior helps reduce a product’s carbon footprint, said the FreeForm Packaging AB, a Swedish firm owned by BillerudKorsnäs AB in Sweden and CURTI in Italy.

In fact, the purchase of the innovative material includes the option to buy the machines that make the paper, thereby making it possible for a business to control one aspect of its production process completely.

Stretchable paper, endless perspectives

While Italian CURTI makes the machines that produce the paper, the Swedish BillerudKorsnäs AB manufactures the laminate. As well as making the new paper recyclable, the partnership supports forestry organisations and those working on improving recycling pathways.

According to the engineers, all required information can be printed directly on the packaging. In other words, there is no need for stickers, labels and any other additions. The packaging is made airtight by attaching a simple enclosure.