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BillerudKorsnäs, Aisa collaborate on paper-based tube packaging


May 18, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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BillerudKorsnäs and Aisa have partnered on new opportunities in tube packaging made of paper.

BillerudKorsnäs FibreForm replaces plastics on tube shoulders and sleeves. The low-carbon material allows the tube to keep its shape when squeezed, without traces, and that makes it unique compared to tubes made of other fibre material.

It is possible to replace plastic packaging with FibreForm in Aisa’s machines without them having to be rebuilt.

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FibreForm allows for up to 10 times deeper embossing than regular paper, resulting in 3D effect.

Tubes made of FibreForm can be used in different segments, such as toothpaste and cosmetics. FibreForm is renewable, biodegradable, cold-formable and requires less energy in production than plastics.

“Aisa is now able to replace up to 70 per cent of plastic in the functional shoulder component and together with the tube sleeve made of over 85 per cent of paper, this hybrid shoulder contributes to a package that now is composed of more than 80 per cent paper,” says Joachim Sander, director marketing and sales at AISA Automation Industrielle SA.