Paper option increases food packaging sustainability

Image result for SKOG for FoodSKOG for Food. launched this fall in the US, combines FSC-certified paper with double-sided coating that provides barrier properties and permits production on f/f/s machines. For Swedes, “skog” means wood. And for those in the United States as of fall 2017, SKOG for Food represents a new paper-based food packaging option for brands that offers sustainable packaging benefits. According to Mondi Extrusion Coatings, Skog for Food saves up to 70% plastic while retaining all the required barrier properties. A windowed version is available from a European partner and has been tested for potatoes. “We’ve packed up to 20 kg [44 lb] of animal feed pellets using Skog,” Strobl reports. “However, this construction does not have a window. With Skog for Food window packaging, 2 kg [4.4 lb] of potatoes has been tested successfully in windowed skog packaging.” More