In this age of convenience, pre-peeled fruits come in neatly-packed plastic boxes and countless disposable coffee cups are binned every day without a second thought. Even with a wider acknowledgement of the negative effects of waste on our environment, consumption has not abated.

Companies like delfort, based in Austria, have therefore centred their business around the right paper solutions. delfort has steadily made a name within the industry in developing functional specialty paper solutions that are highly environmentally friendly

This environmentally friendly approach starts by thinking about the way we consume things. With the rapid rise of convenient fast food and takeaway services, consumption of packaging material has risen too. Consumers and customers are increasingly requesting environmentally friendly packaging solutions, especially for the food packaging and retail industries. As a result, delfort is working closely with its partners to develop fibre-based alternative packaging that meets these requirements.

Customers value delfort for two reasons: firstly, they have the expertise to engineer high-performing functional papers. Secondly, delfort fulfils their sustainability requirements, both as a company and with its products.

Paper has an unlimited potential to create a circular economy. When it’s used as food packaging, it needs to be highly functional. Allowing customers to enjoy meals and snacks with optimum quality and freshness has previously required sacrifices in the sustainability of the specialty paper products they come in. Think of french fries bags or hamburger wraps: to combat the grease, packaging paper needs a special barrier coating to keep your fingers free from grease and the product fresh.

delfort is leading the revolution in this area, pioneering a new wave of environmentally friendly products. Chief among these products is a new packaging equipped with alternative barrier materials and additives that ensure specialty paper products are environmentally friendly.

To produce this and other sustainable packaging products, it is essential to think about the whole life cycle in order to engineer something that remains decomposable beyond its functionality. delfort told us more about how it supports the food and packaging industry with fibre-based solutions that are genuinely eco-friendly from cradle to grave.

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