UK manufacturer of muffin wraps and printed greaseproof paper Chevler has established a speciality bakery papers division in order to meet customer demand.
The new entity will manufacture a range of siliconised greaseproof, greaseproof, singleproof and vegetable parchment papers, which will be catered to the UK and Irish baking industry.
To be available in both industry standard and bespoke sheet sizes, the papers will be used by plants, craft and instore bakers to line baking trays.
The bakery papers will be an addition to the company's Meat Saver Paper range, which is being sold to the UK and European meat industry for many years.
Chevler managing director Stuart Whelan said: "With the sheeting equipment we have at our Hengoed factory and our experience in manufacturing Meat Saver Paper, it is a natural move for us to make. For quite a while now, we have bakery customers asking us for such products and although we always sold small quantity, we felt the time is right to set up a separate operation.
"It is a further signal of our strategy to continue growing and developing our business for the long-term, investing in and developing our existing capabilities and seeking out new opportunities which build on our market leading position."
The company said that it will be selling the products through its distributor network and directly to large users.
Last year, Chevler reached a deal to acquire the production rights and to procure the muffin wraps and the oblong cases manufacturing machinery from Repco Mould Engineering.
Image: Chevler reached a deal to procure the muffin wraps and the oblong cases manufacturing machinery from Repco Mould Engineering in 2014. Photo: courtesy of Chevler.