Schur Flexibles unveils recyclable monomaterial bread packaging solution
publié le mardi 09 novembre 2021
The packaging experts at Schur Flexibles developed a bread package concept, the EcoString breadbag. It takes the concept of the EcoString bag for cosmetics a step further, as a resource-saving alternative to the conventional breadbag with a clip closure.
Instead of the standard clip closure, the EcoString breadbag is closed by means of a drawstring – a proven concept that has long been used in packaging for cotton wool pads. Schur Flexibles uses an edge trim of the bag for the drawstring, so that the entire package consists of the same, fully recyclable mono PP or PE film. “For the drawstring we use production waste as a functional part of the package,” explains Michael Martin, Head of R&D Food and Schur Flexibles PackScience Center.
“Elimination of the metal or plastic clip saves resources and simplifies our customers’ logistics processes.” The innovative bread package also has benefits for the consumer – handling and disposal are more user friendly than ever.
“Our goal was to develop a bread package with an intelligent combination of sustainability and convenience that also works on existing packaging lines,” Michael Martin adds. Conversion to the EcoString breadbag requires an adaptation to a standard drawstring bag machine at the sealing station. Full printability of the bag and drawstring make the new EcoString breadbag an eye-catcher at the POS as well.
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