26/01/2017 | Packaging, Messe
Schur Flexibles Holding GesmbH

Innovative packaging for confectionery


At the ProSweets Cologne, Schur Flexibles Group will be presenting a wide choice of modern packaging alternatives. This year’s trade fair display focuses on super thin materials, waxed paper solutions and laminates with an innovative paper look, for example.

The extremely thin aluminium and film solutions in the SuperThin range lead to considerable savings in terms of material use – and therefore to increased sustainability: packaging one kilogramme of sweets in SuperThin uses up to 30 % less packaging ma­terial. It is cost-efficient, reduces the carbon footprint and lowers potential packaging taxes. The products in the SuperThin range are extremely thin yet boast a good machineability and also very tear-resistant. The reverse printing process used creates flawless results and also guarantees maximum food safety as the ink is fully coated by layers of aluminium that prevent it from touching the product.
Waxed paper packaging solutions are another highlight, they are based on a technology that uses natural, untreated wax to coat the paper, which is more biodegradable than paraffin-based solutions, for example. The base waxes can also be modified with polymers and additives to increase the shine of the paper’s surface and to optimise its sealability. Sweet packaging made from Schur Flexibles wax-coated materials is easy to open and reseal and can also be printed on with up to 8 colours without any difficulties.
The paper surface is particularly hard-wearing and does not scratch. Flawlessly packaged candy drops are a highlight on the sweet shelves. For example, the Schur Flexibles Waxed paper range is perfect for packaging sticky sweets.
Paper Look packaging – meaning packaging films that feel and also look like paper – are a real trend in the industry. The Schur Flexibles Paper Look range includes two or three layered paper-laminates. Various very different materials are combined by means of a solvent-free technique. This makes it possible to manufacture customised packaging that looks and feels like paper for a specific product. At the same time, it fully meets all
of the requirements with regard to barrier, gloss, durability and sealing properties and therefore protects the product perfectly. The Schur Flexibles Paper Look solutions are easy to process and can be HD flexo-printed with up to ten colours.