The members of Eurosac (chaired by Olivier Tassel, Gascogne Paper’s CEO, whose general secretary is Catherine Plitzko-Kerninon) were delighted to get together at the annual congress held in May in Bilbao after two years.
The following awards were handed out: The Gold Award went to Tidy’s doypack which is a new construction to create leakless paper bags using a new glue application technique. The glue is applied evenly and leaks are minimized, reducing dust when filling. This not only leads to better health and hygiene in the working environment, but also extends the shelf life and reduces plastic barriers.
Second place was given to the kraft paper trash bag developed by Nordic Paper in collaboration with the transformer Jonsac, the Karlstad taown and Paper Province. It aims to offer an environmentally friendly, paper-based alternative to plastic bags for non-recyclable household waste. The trash bag is resealable and made of durable kraft paper, so it is cleaner to dispose of and easier to handle by garbage collectors. It is also recyclable and biodegradable. The bag has recently been tested in selected households.
Third prize, the Bronze Award, went to Crown Van Gelder, Fiorini Packaging and Novidon’s eco-friendly paper bag based on sugar beet fibres. The bag consists of three layers of Crown Native paper from Crown Van Gelder: 20% of the virgin wood fibre of this paper has been replaced by local Dutch sugar beet fibre, reducing the environmental footprint by 16%. Glue for paper bags is based on apple starch.
Published on 30/06/2022