100% White kraft paper
Swisspac’s Papermade™ laminate is an eco-friendly packaging option made entirely from paper material. The laminate has a paper finish and provides a limited barrier against both oxygen and moisture, making it suitable for products which a relatively shorter shelf life. It is home compostable, meaning it can be broken down and returned to the earth in a safe and natural way, reducing waste and environmental impact. The laminate is a sustainable alternative to traditional packaging materials, helping to protect the environment and promote a greener future.
Compatible Printing Technologies
Recyclable in the paper waste stream
Fossil fuel reduction
Reduces the amount of virgin fossil fuel content
Made from regenerative materials grown on responsibly-managed plantations
Water or biobased inks than do not require petroleum-based solvents
- 100% paper packaging is biodegradable and compostable, meaning it can be broken down and returned to the earth in a safe and natural way, reducing waste and environmental impact.
- It is a renewable resource and can be produced using sustainable practices, such as using responsibly managed forests and recycling paper waste. It has a natural aesthetic, which can appeal to consumers who are looking for eco-friendly and sustainable options.
- It is a great option for products that are intended for single use and do not need to be resealed. For example, a packet of chips that are opened and consumed in one sitting.
Frequently asked questions
Generally speaking, compostable materials are not compatible with wet or oily products over a long period. In certain applications they can work for products with short shelf-life requirements (~4-6 weeks).
No they don’t. Our materials are certified compostable which means that they’ve passed thorough biodegradation testing to ensure they completely biodegrade into healthy organic matter.
Compostable materials are designed to be composted and unfortunately that means they cannot be mechanically recycled. Although commercial composting systems are not currently widely available on a kerbside basis this is changing rapidly and so too is the rate of home composting.
Composting is an essential part of a functioning circular economy. We’ve broken down all the basics in our How to Compost blog post.
All of Swisspac’s compostable films and laminates are certified compostable, including any valves and zippers. For further information please visit our Certifications page.
The time it takes a product to biodegrade depends on the conditions of the composting environment. Industrial or commercial compost facilities run at higher temperatures and certification protocol requires materials to biodegrade within six months. Home composts are more variable and depend on external factors such as temperature, humidity and how often they’re turned. Home compost certification requires materials to biodegrade within 12 months at a temperature around 30°C. For more information check out our certifications page.
This is a great question and the answer is nuanced. They don’t contain plastic as most people know it but they are made from bioplastic, which is technically a type of plastic. Grounded has a range of bioplastics that are made using our compostable Plantmade™ technology.