See the results of the recent co-creation project between UPM Specialty Papers and Henkel
How co-creation powers your purpose
- A heat sealable, paper-based barrier packaging concept.
- Food safe, recyclable material.
- New and unmatched barrier performance.
- Helps to meet consumer and regulatory demands for sustainable packaging.
Henkel x UPM Specialty Papers: a sustainable heat-sealable packaging concept
Packaging trends are quickly moving to more sustainable products. Yet conventional heat-sealed packaging is often laminated with plastic or a multi-structure solution, which makes it more difficult to recycle.
Inspired by a shared focus on creating sustainable alternatives, Henkel - a worldwide leader in industrial and consumer businesses, and UPM Specialty Papers combined their expertise in coatings and barrier papers to reinvent the concept.
This long-standing relationship has now resulted in a recyclable, heat sealable packaging material compatible with existing packaging lines. Pushing the performance of barrier papers to an unsurpassed level of grease resistance, it offers a tried and tested concept for converters.
Progress through partnership
Existing UPM Asendo™ and UPM Asendo™ Pro barrier papers provided the starting point. These recyclable barrier papers are produced with fibres from sustainably managed forests, and offer grease and moisture resistance without the need for a plastic coating. They were paired with two Henkel barrier coatings, LOCTITE LIOFOL and AQUENCE EPIX.