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Constantia Unveils EcoTwistPaper: Revolutionary Confectionery Packaging for Enhanced Recyclability

By Constantia Flexibles   

Pure paper, designed for recycling, candy, and chocolate packaging

Vienna, June 12, 2024

Constantia Flexibles introduces EcoTwistPaper, an innovative packaging solution for the confectionery industry. This new product, a wax-free twist-wrap made entirely from paper, prioritizes recyclability and supports the global shift towards sustainable products.

EcoTwistPaper has undergone re-pulpability testing with the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) and has scored an impressive 90 out of 100 for its printed material.

Distinctively, EcoTwistPaper avoids the use of components that are not fully compatible with paper recycling, like wax or polymeric coatings. It offers exceptional product protection and wrapping properties. Furthermore, the product is not subject to the Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), as it contains no plastic coatings.

The paper’s softness, achieved through advanced mechanical treatments, ensures it is ideal for wrapping sweets and treats. Moreover, it is designed to operate with existing machinery and can be recycled in the paper stream.

“Driven by our dedication to sustainability and addressing the demands of the confectionary industry, we developed EcoTwistPaper,” explained Marc Rademacher, Executive Vice President of Consumer Commercial at Constantia Flexibles. “This innovation represents a significant advancement within the confectionery-packaging sector.”

The launch of EcoTwistPaper responds to increasing demands from consumers and regulators for more sustainable packaging solutions. This option allows manufacturers and brands to present their products in packaging that is not only visually appealing and practical, but also designed for recycling.

Constantia Flexibles is the world’s third-largest producer of flexible packaging. Based on the guiding principle of ‘People, Passion, Packaging’, over 9,580 employees manufacture tailor-made packaging solutions at 36 sites in 16 countries. Many international companies and local market leaders from the consumer and pharma industries choose the sustainable and innovative products of Constantia Flexibles. Sustainability is a top priority in product development at Constantia Flexibles: the company was rated Level A by Climate Change Leadership (CDP) and Gold by EcoVadis in 2023. cflex.com

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