Storopack has recently launched a new type of paper packaging made from 50 percent grass fibres.
PAPERplus® Grass, Storopack’s new type of paper increases the focus on sustainability. The paper consists of 50 percent grass, which is a renewable raw material and requires less water and energy during production than conventional paper types. It delivers the same outstanding packaging characteristics as the rest of the PAPERplus® range, and is ideal for filling voids and packing shipping goods weighing between five and fifty kilograms. Paper pads made from PAPERplus® Grass can be produced directly at the packing station with the PAPERplus® Classic and Classic² paper cushion systems.
Focus on Sustainability
Richard Pulfrey, Managing Director comments, “Sustainability is very important to Storopack and a key factor in product development. As a manufacturer we produce the majority of products in-house and 25 percent of sales are already generated with products made from recycled and renewable raw materials. We’re therefore delighted to add PAPERplus® Grass to our sustainable and innovative product portfolio. We also recognize the importance of circular economy initiatives, and as an ethical supplier our own company strategy is to recycle and reuse during the manufacturing process.”
The grass fibres are sourced from the local area surrounding the paper factories in Germany and it is dried onsite before being processed into the packaging material. Meaning only short distances are required from source to production, helping to conserve resources.
Grass comes in paper rolls of 280 metres and a width of 600 millimeters.