Cardboard showing your best side
Also for food supplements, herbs and food
It can be done; replacing plastic with cardboard. De Budelse is developing a process that will make cardboard airtight as well as moisture resistant and greaseproof. To be used for food-safe applications or as eco-friendly packaging for food supplements, food, (dried) herbs and the like. In collaboration with a number of partners, this cardboard packaging is currently being tested in various sectors. The first results are promising.
Moisture resistant and greaseproof cardboard is an excellent, versatile and food-safe alternative to plastic. You can use it at various levels for many products. It prevents the loss of moisture so that moist foods such as pak choi, snack cucumbers or fruit retain their flavour and texture. But did you know that this type of cardboard is also a perfect, eco-friendly packaging solution for food supplements, pet food and herbs?
Cardboard blisters, pouches and sample packs
De Budelse is currently testing the first moisture resistant and greaseproof packaging in collaboration with a number of partners from the food supplement and food industry. It is being tested as to whether the cardboard is sufficiently moisture resistant and whether the packet is glued airtight. This is where the biggest challenge lies; in gluing the boxes in such a way that it results in a sealed, airtight packaging.
The cardboard test packs are alternatives to plastic blisters, pouches, pots, bowls and trays for various types of food supplements as well as human and animal food.
A great example would be Tenetrio; a German distributor of pet food. They asked for an environmentally-friendly packaging to be used in the distribution of cat and dog food sample packs. De Budelse got to work and developed special moisture resistant and greaseproof cardboard gondola boxes. Tenetrio’s reaction was overwhelming.
As a result, they further reshaped their ecological vision and (as the first customer of De Budelse!) replaced all plastic in the sample packs with greaseproof cardboard.
Once the test results from the food supplement industry are positive, De Budelse aims to replace all plastic with environmentally friendly moisture resistant and greaseproof cardboard that carries a composting at industrial and consumer level certificate. After use, this type of cardboard composts in a completely natural way, for example in the vegetable garden.
A few more facts; all packaging materials, including the moisture resistant and greaseproof cardboard, are processed by De Budelse in a food-safe manner and according to BRC guidelines. Moreover, as there are no limitations in design and creativity each product can be given an attractive appearance while leaving an eco-friendly footprint showing your best side on all levels.