Madura Tea Switches All Flexible Packaging Materials to Paper from Koehler Paper in Conjunction with Gundlach Packaging Group
Australia’s leading tea producer Madura Tea has taken a significant step toward reducing its own impact on the environment: All packaging materials that were previously based on metalized OPP (oriented polypropylene) have been switched to flexible packaging paper. Together with Gundlach Packaging Group and Koehler Paper, Madura Tea has found the ideal packaging paper for its products in the form of “Koehler NexPlus® Seal Pure MOB 72 gsm,” which has a mineral oil barrier and offers protection against MOSH/MOAH. After several promising tests, the products are now available on the Australian market.
“Koehler NexPlus® Seal Pure MOB” flexible packaging paper boasts ideal barrier properties and consists of 100% certified virgin fiber pulp
“Koehler NexPlus® Seal Pure MOB, which is made from 100% virgin fiber pulp and is therefore suitable for contact with food, impressed everyone involved thanks to its outstanding barrier properties,” explains Yevgen Zolotkovski, Sales Manager for Flexible Packaging Papers at Koehler Paper. Rüdiger Brinkmann, Senior Sales Manager at Gundlach, adds: “Although it’s an uncoated paper, the printing results are excellent and highlight the new environmentally friendly concept.” Like all other Koehler NexPlus® papers, Koehler NexPlus® Seal Pure MOB is also heat-sealable, and its strength properties make it ideally suited for further processing on all commercially available packaging machines. “Madura Tea has made the right decision in demonstrating its environmental responsibility by using recyclable materials from sustainable sources,” says Carsten Loemker, Lead Engineering/Technology at Madura Tea, explaining the tea producer’s motivation. In Koehler NexPlus® Seal Pure MOB, Koehler Paper is offering a packaging paper with a significantly reduced carbon footprint in comparison to conventional plastic packaging, and it also boasts the significant benefit of being 100% recyclable.