Smurfit Kappa develops a water-resistant paper product

Paper and packaging giant Smurfit Kappa said it has developed a sustainable water-resistant paper, AquaStop.

The new product is part of Smurfit Kappa’s new TechniPaper portfolio, which consists of a variety of high performance papers designed to handle even the most complex supply chains.

AquaStop paper is water resistant thanks to a special coating added during the manufacturing process.

But unlike many other coatings, this does not compromise the recyclability of the product and can be recycled in the same way as standard paper packaging.

The new paper is designed to withstand exposure to water without damage and is suitable for the packaging of electronic commerce and packaging of products such as flowers, fruits and vegetables detergents and temporary protection where water is needed.

It is also particularly suitable for use in wet conditions, as the box remains intact while protecting the contents.

Smurfit Kappa Paper Division Vice President Product Development Lars Henriksson said that AquaStop is a truly revolutionary paper.

“We hope that AquaStop will appeal to many of our customers, particularly those who transport goods in more demanding environments, for the peace of mind that their products will remain in perfect condition even if exposed to water,” he added. .

Smurfit Kappa Europe CEO Saverio Mayer said the company is continually developing innovative and sustainable packaging solutions that help meet the ever-increasing needs of its customers, no matter how challenging or unusual the request.

“AquaStop is an essential product requirements for customers with complex supply chain and is another example of how, in Smurfit Kappa, we have the brightest minds and most creative minds working toward a common goal,” he added.

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