Mitsubishi HiTec Paper and SN Maschinenbau
Cooperation in flexible paper packaging

30.08.2022 In the field of flexible packaging for food and non-food, sustainable solutions are particularly in demand. The speciality paper manufacturer Mitsubishi HiTec Paper (Bielefeld, Germany) and the expert for pouch packaging machines SN Maschinenbau (Wipperfürth, Germany) are now joining forces to offer safe and at the same time environmentally friendly packaging solutions made of paper.

The barrier paper barricote BAG WG 87 from Mitsubishi HiTec Paper as a stand-up pouch.
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The barrier paper barricote BAG WG 87 from Mitsubishi HiTec Paper as a stand-up pouch.

With barricote, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper has already been offering an innovative range of recyclable barrier papers for flexible packaging of food and non-food for several years. SN Maschinenbau is known worldwide for first-class horizontal form, fill and seal machines (HFFS) for a wide variety of products, especially food.

Reliable processing – as with films

In close cooperation and numerous test runs, the two companies have now proven that the water-coated barricote papers can be processed on the pouch packaging machines from SN Maschinenbau just as reliably as films. This eliminates the need for costly retrofitting of the machine technology.

"We were able to successfully test our barricote grades Liner MG, Liner MGO, BAG WG and BAG WGOM in use as stand-up pouches at SN Maschinenbau," says Andreas Carstensen, application engineer at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper. "All barrier papers delivered similar performance in the process flow as established plastic materials. Our papers not only provide barriers against water vapour, grease, oil, oxygen and aroma but also against mineral oil migration. They are also recyclable in the waste paper cycle, made from renewable raw materials, heat-sealable and FSC and PEFC certified."

Good collaboration

"As one of the world's leading manufacturers of horizontally operating pouch packaging machines, we are pleased about the good cooperation with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper and the positive test results. This proves once again that a large part of today's sustainable mono-packaging materials can be processed reliably without the need for complex adjustments to the machine technology. Furthermore, together with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, we offer a solution for the increasing demand for paper packaging in the market," says Reiner Müller, director business development & global accounts at SN Maschinenbau.

Both companies will be exhibiting at Fachpack 2022 in Nuremberg: Mitsubishi HiTec Paper on stand 7A-310 and SN Maschinenbau on stand 1-421.