Cornstarch, bamboo, and sugar cane are sustainable packaging alternatives that are gaining popularity as people seek to use more eco-friendly materials.
But have you heard of the sustainable paper and plastic hybrid – paptic?
A new and innovative packaging alternative that hits all the eco-friendly criteria, read on to find out what paptic is all about!
WHAT IS PAPTIC?
Invented by a Finish company, they tried to find out a way to reduce the amount of plastic waste ending up in oceans, nature, and landfills.
As the name suggests, paptic is an innovation that combines the benefits and properties of paper, plastic, and even fabric materials without using any plastic.
It has the high-quality and recyclability of paper, durability and versatility of plastic, and softness of fabric.
This combination makes it an excellent choice for those looking to use sustainable packaging!
HOW DO YOU MAKE PAPTIC?
Paptic is made from sustainable wood fibres with some bio-based and biodegradable man-made fibre components.
What is great about paptic is the process behind how to make it. Since paptic is similar to paper and plastic, it is able to use their existing machinery and production lines – contributing to a circular economy.
Furthermore, paptic utilizes a new production technology called foam forming. Instead of using water during production, it uses foam, allowing you to conserve water and energy.
WHY YOU SHOULD USE PAPTIC
We know that paptic is sustainable and utilizes eco-friendly materials, but what are the other benefits and why should we choose this sustainable packaging alternative?
Here are other reasons why you should use paptic:
As mentioned, paptic has the durability and versatility of plastic, but there are other advantages to it as well.
Firstly, paptic can be heat-sealable which opens up a wide variety of packaging options. Its material can be folded like other plastic bags and it is not as noisy as typical plastic is.
Furthermore, it does not easily tear, can stretch up to 20%, and is water-resistant.
Besides being recylable like paper, paptic is available in different weights and thickness.
Paptic actually weighs 30% less than paper and takes up less space as well!
Similar to paper, you can print on the material and have things glued on it. Moreover, the materials in paptic are good for food packaging too!
Variety of Uses
Paptic has many uses, making it great for packaging products. Some possibilities include gift bags, gift wrapping, dust bags, and e-commerce.
Anything you typically use a plastic film for, can also be replaced with paptic.
Additionally, the softness and matte finish of paptic makes it very luxurious, great for those with luxury brands and products!
MAKING THE SWITCH TO SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING
With countries like Canada banning single-use plastics, it is more important than ever to find sustainable packaging alternatives for your products.
After learning about the benefits of paptic, you can start to think about how you may incorporate this material into your business as we head into 2021.
Here at LeKAC, we are happy to help you start tackling your journey to becoming plastic-free. Fill out our contact form on our website or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram to speak with one of our packaging specialists today!