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High-barrier coated paper

Grounded's Papermade™ recyclable laminate uses FSC paper with a high barrier, heat sealable coating, allowing the paper to be recycled in the paper stream. Its high barrier to oxygen and moisture make it suitable for snack foods and form-fill-seal machinery. Only suitable for products up to 100 grams.


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The Good

  • Recyclable in the paper recycling stream unlike most  flexible packaging alternatives
  • Paper recycling works effectively in most places around the world, with kerbside collection widely available
  • There is no limit to the number of times paper can be recycled making it a highly circular material
  • More cost-effective than most bioplastic alternatives to flexible packaging
  • Durable, highly functional and can be used as a direct replacement for plastic in numerous formats

The Bad

  • Flexible packaging formats like pouches are likely to be sorted out of paper recycling streams as the majority are made from plastic with a thin paper outer layer
  • The material needs to be thick in order to meet paper recycling standards (120um+) limiting its use to pouches and robust form / fill / seal machinery
  • Although still undergoing certification for acceptance in paper recycling streams, it has been successfully trialed and accepted by several recycling facilitiea

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