German-based Koehler Paper has developed an innovative acrylate-free packaging solution for fast food products.

A part of paper supplier Koehler Group, the company has developed its fast-food paper further and brought it more in line with customer demand for sustainability.

Koehler Paper’s products are now not only made without fluorochemicals or acrylates, making them a sustainable and environmental alternative to the packaging paper currently used in the fast food sector.

Koehler Paper flexible packaging paper head Christoph Wachter said: “With this evolution, we have produced sustainable fast-food packaging that is entirely free from acrylates and fluorinated chemical coatings while offering the same properties as packaging that does include these. This ensures that the paper is also fully recyclable.”

It exclusively uses pulp from certified sustainable forestry and controlled sources as its fibre material.

Koehler Paper first introduced its flexible packaging paper portfolio last year with the launch of packaging for use in the fast food industry. Due to consumer demand for sustainable packaging products in October 2022, Koehler NexPlus Wrap was initiated. It was a paper designed for burger packaging in the fast food market with extremely low grammage.

With Koehler NexPlus OGR, the company also brought an oil and grease-resistant, sustainable paper onto the market, which is suitable for packaging foods such as fries, sandwiches, wraps, and burritos.

Originally launched as Koehler NexPure, the solutions have now been further developed and are available with immediate effect as Koehler NexPlus paper.