With the European Parliament voting to cut plastics bag use significantly by 2019, BillerudKorsnäs has launched two new families of kraft paper for use in carriers for the food and retail sectors.
The Xpression and Basix product lines are said to offer outstanding value, quality and flexibility, and are produced from renewable raw materials. They are also biodegradable, so pose far less of a threat to waterways than plastics
The Xpression range of high quality kraft paper products is suitable for use in paper carriers produced for the retail and other sectors. They allow for "outstanding" colour and text reproduction during printing.
The Basix range of kraft paper is intended for use in consumer bags that provide protection for food, or that are used in other daily applications. It consists of stiff papers with an even quality said to allow for effective and functional conversion as well as easy-to-use end products. Good printability is promised, and grease-resistant variants are available.