BRAZIL – Brazil’s largest producer and exporter of packaging paper, and the leader in the corrugated board packaging and industrial bags segments, Klabin has launched EkoFlex for flexible packaging in Brazil.
The solution is targeted at diverse segments, such as food, hygiene, cleaning, and pharmaceuticals, and helps to significantly reduce the use of plastic across the consumption chain.
EkoFlex is produced from softwood (pine), resulting in an extensible paper with lower grammage, which offers better performance and greater resistance, with application in diverse market segments, especially in flexible packaging options such as pillow bags, flow packs, stand-up pouches, and box pouches.
The big differential offered by the solution, available in white, kraft, and deligned versions, is its sealability, which makes the rolls compatible with the conversion and filling machines already existing in the market, eliminating the need for fresh investments in equipment.
According to André Badaró, the New Products Manager at Klabin, the product addresses an important and growing demand from society for more sustainable solutions.
“Major brands have followed social demands by increasing the use of renewable and recyclable solutions, besides making commitments to reduce fossil sources,” said André Badaró.
“EkoFlex represents one more step in this direction: it is an option for packaging that requires flexibility and strength while retaining the important sustainability attributes inherent to paper.”
EkoFlex is produced from Klabin paper, with feedstock from renewable sources derived from planted and certified forests.
It is a repulpable and recyclable solution that is also certified for contact with food. The product is already available for sale in both the Brazilian market and for exports.
Klabin strategizes on bioeconomy and aims at the development and use of products with a lower environmental impact, which are part of the closed circuit of the production chain.
The company has 17 industrial plants in Brazil and one in Argentina. Self-sufficient in wood, it has 218 thousand hectares of planted forests and 183 thousand hectares of preserved native woodlands.
It was the first company from the pulp and paper sector in the Southern Hemisphere to have its forests certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), attesting to the fact that the company runs its activities within the highest possible standards of environmental conservation and socioeconomic sustainability.
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