Walki to present sustainable composite materials for food and non-food packaging at Packaging Innovations in Birmingham, UK from Feb 27-28

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Walki to present sustainable composite materials for food and non-food packaging at Packaging Innovations in Birmingham, UK from Feb 27-28

January 17, 2019 - 09:19

ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 17, 2019 (Press Release) -Focus is not just placed on sustainability and innovation at this year’s Packaging Innovations in Birmingham – these are also key issues at Walki, one of the leading producers of laminates and packaging solutions. The company is presenting paper- and board-based composite materials for food and non-food packaging right through to the luxury segment. Manufacturers and branded companies in the food and non-food sectors, packaging manufacturers and designers can get information at booth D46 and seek advice about individual solutions.

Intelligent protection for frozen and refrigerated foods

Thanks to the barrier solutions from Walki that are customised to suit the product, frozen or refrigerated foods such as fish, meat, vegetables and ice cream can be hygienically packaged directly in the cardboard. At the trade fair, the company is presenting coated board qualities from the Walki Pack Frost and Walki Pack Chill range, which as primary packaging make it possible to do without additional materials. “In this way, the amount of packaging is reduced for the good of the environment and economic efficiency, and the product is optimally protected at the same time”, explains Stefan Erdmann, Technical Service & Development Manager Barrier Board at Walki. Walki has developed a special tear strip for practical opening and reclosing. With a completely intact barrier surface without perforation, the folding box can be cleanly and accurately opened at the specified position. This results in two packaging parts, which can be easily closed again through lateral folding and fitting back together, a clear benefit for the consumer.

Aluminium-free peel-off lid with no tearing

As the leading manufacturer of flexible paper-based lids, Walki is also presenting its diverse range of products for single-serve foods such as yogurt, cream cheese or instant soups. Walki lids are sustainable because they are aluminium-free and based on renewable and recyclable raw materials. The innovative lid materials have excellent printing quality, ensure safe transport of the food thanks to their strength and resistance to tearing, and can be peeled off without damage.

Packaging luxury articles attractively and sustainably

Cosmetic and perfumes, fine confectionery, exclusive spirits or tobacco require high-quality packaging and finishings. Sustainable packaging has a special competitive advantage in those areas where striking designs are made at the expense of the environment in terms of manufacturing and recycling. Walki is presenting metallised board grades from the Walki Pack Transfer range at Packaging Innovations. They consist of board, water-based glue and a small amount of aluminium dust and contain no PET or other plastic components. “The result is just as smooth and glossy as similar conventional products, while being conventionally printable to a high degree as well as much more sustainable”, says Stefan Erdmann.

About the Walki Group

The Walki Group is one of the leading producers of technical laminates and packaging solutions. With their range of fibre-based, multi-laminate products, they offer intelligent solutions for energysaving construction facings and construction membranes to barrier packaging applications. The Walki Group has plants in Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the UK, Russia and China with a workforce of about 950 people. Annual net sales for the Group are over 300 million Euros.

About Walki GmbH

At the UK site in Garstang, Walki Ltd develops and produces innovative and sustainable paperand board-based composite and barrier solutions for the consumer packaging sector. Walki’s customers include packaging manufacturers as well as producers of food such as frozen foods, fresh goods and confectionery, of non-food articles such as cleaning agents, hygiene products, electronics or tobacco goods and all the way through to luxury articles such as perfumes or spirits. In addition, the company delivers products with organic-based coatings for the food service and to-go sector.