Globally, about 36% of all plastics produced are currently used specifically for packaging.1 It’s a troubling statistic in a world that’s increasingly sensitive to the ecological impact of plastic. It’s also the impetus behind plastic-free packaging initiatives undertaken by leading brands across a range of industries.
For tissue manufacturers, the transition away from plastic packaging is complicated. Virgin polyethylene has long been the primary packaging solution for tissue products. The plastic’s forming ease, sealing capabilities, and overall compatibility with wrapping equipment made it an ideal choice. However, as ecological necessity and customer demand push against plastic, tissue manufacturers are left to seek new packaging solutions.
Körber Business Area Tissue has taken up the challenge, developing Kit Bio Pack plus — a revolutionary product innovation that makes it possible to replace all polyethylene packaging materials with simple kraft paper.