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May 12, 2020

delfort and DELSCI join forces to revolutionize paper food packaging

May 12, 2020

delfort and DELSCI join forces to revolutionize paper food packaging

CChange starts now. By partnering with the cross-disciplinary team of scientists and technologists from DELSCI, we take the future of food packaging to a whole new level. Together we aim to transform traditional packaging into paper-based alternatives that perform as well as pure plastic but protect the planet. This major step toward sustainability will bring lasting change to the food packaging industry. 

Imagine if all single-use packaging were recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable. That would make a world of difference to our environment! By strategically collaborating with the research organization DELSCI, we can revolutionize the food packaging industry and overcome a global culture of non-sustainable packaging. DELSCI’s main mission is to modify paper to be as durable as plastic without devastating the environment, and we support them all the way.

Now our R&D collaborator, DELSCI can count on our core competence, centuries of papermaking experience, and a vast global network of strategic partners, paper mills, and paper-converting companies. Already, they are hard at work researching solutions for high-performance barriers against mineral oils, aroma, and oxygen as well as functional sealing for paper packaging.

Packaging’s next generation is on its way!
As a dynamic duo, we drive the change we’ve all been waiting for: eco-friendly paper packaging that is superior and smart in functionality. Each type of food has different packaging needs. Our scientists match each solution with the right protective, bio-based layers and alter the paper’s cellulose microstructure. These specific opportunities include:

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Wrapping paper for hot burgers, cold sandwiches, or french fries needs to keep the food fresh and tasty. delfort’s packaging papers like thinbarrier® eco or thinbarrier® OGR eco are ideal for protecting food products without affecting taste. Another key advantage is the porousness of delfort’s vegetable-based paper. When using thinbarrier® eco, food stays fresh longer because moisture build-up can escape without ruining your delicious treats.

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Fast-moving consumer goods like cheese or ham require packaging that keeps the product fresh for one to two weeks. In this specific case, the paper must have a higher barrier property in order to preserve the content vs. penetration of moisture, grease, and oxygen.


Food with a longer shelf life needs packaging papers with even higher barrier functions to protect the content by preventing the penetration of mineral oil and oxygen and to preserve the aroma, texture, and taste. A top priority for these flexible packaging papers is its sealability, which is necessary e.g. for cereal bags, chips, or your favorite chocolate.

Prepared for the EU’s single-use plastic directive

This partnership couldn’t come at a better time. When the EU initiates its single-use plastic directive in 2021, we will be ready to serve businesses making the switch to fiber-based packaging. We’re eager to accept the challenge and blaze a trail for modern food packaging. Expect to see new and exciting solutions enter the market as we drive change with DELSCI!

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