UPMSpecialty Papers

Sustainable office paper ream wrapping

 

Did you know that office paper ream wrappers typically have a plastic coating to protect theproduct inside, which makes the wrapper difficult to recycle?

 

UPM's unique eco-friendly ream wrapper is made from renewable and responsibly sourced wood fibres; it protects your copy paper without the need for plastic film. Without the plastic coating, the
paper wrap can be recycled in your regular paper recycling stream, reducing waste.

  • High strength and stiffness protects your printer and copier paper in even humid conditions
  • Wrapper with no plastic film complements  offering of sustainable office supplies
    • Monomaterial that can be recycled in regular paper recycling
    • Made from renewable, sustainably sourced wood fibres
    • Biodegradable and industrially compostable in accordance with EN13432

No plastic film, easy to recycle

Excellent print performance and colour reproduction

Less production steps, smaller overall carbon footprint

 
 

Certificates and labels

Mill: EMAS | ISO 9001 | ISO 14001 | ISO 22000 | OHSAS 18001
PEFC™ Chain-of-Custody | FSC® Chain-of-Custody
Product: Food Approval Statement | BfR Food Certificate | FDA Food Certificate | 94/62 EC Heavy Metal Certificate |
EN 71/3:2013 Safety of Toys | EN13432 | 1935/2004/EC | CONEG, Toxins in packaging legislation, USA

Comparison of UPM UniqueBarr for ream wrapping with typical BOPP wrapper

Material property UPM UniqueBarr™  Typical BOPP laminate
Basis weight, g/m2 90 85
Thickness, µm 87 115
Tensile MD/CD, kN/m 7.8 / 3.8 5.0 / 5.2
Tear MD/CD, mN 620 / 740 440 / 580
Burst strength, kPa 340 200
 
 

Did you know?

If all APAC office paper producers opted to use a wrapper without a plastic film, we
could reduce plastic use by over 9,000,000 kg. That's equivalent to 900 million
PET bottles, or 18 billion plastic straws.