• Mitsubishi HiTec Paper's barricote Liner MG.
    Mitsubishi HiTec Paper's barricote Liner MG.

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe's new secondary packaging barricote liners have been used in packaging for chocolate drops, offering barrier protection and recyclability.

The new outer packaging barricote Liner MG, according to Mutsubishi, has impressive heat-sealing abilities, good processing properties and acts as a particularly effective barrier against mineral oil migration as well as grease and oil, while also being completely recyclable.

The liner is just one of the products in Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s new range of fully recyclable barrier papers with barricote, which have been developed in close cooperation with large food manufacturers, packaging machine manufacturers and processors.

Barricote papers provide effective combinable barriers against water vapour, grease and oil, oxygen and aroma as well as mineral oil migration, and are suitable for both primary and secondary packaging.

“Our barricote papers not only offer excellent barriers and excellent heat sealing capabilities, they are also 100 per cent recyclable. By producing barricote we are contributing to the vision of a waste-free future,” said Dr. Dieter Becker, director, New Business Development at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper.

“We rely on water-based coatings and a high proportion of biodegradable ingredients. At the same time, our barrier papers are 100 per cent free from plastic films, fluorocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons and optical brighteners. We are proud to be able to work with the development teams of major brand owners on successful projects in the product transformation from plastic packaging to paper packaging and in doing so make a valuable contribution to sustainable, environmentally friendly packaging solutions of the future.” 

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper's sustainability goals and product strategy coincide particularly with the ambitious goals of large food manufacturers, where newly developed packaging should be 100 per cent recyclable.

The company said that the new products are making a significant contribution to waste reduction, circular economy and the reuse of valuable raw material.

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