Paptic is launching Sterna – a recyclable, 100gsm packaging material grade that the company says boasts unique touch and feel properties.

The new fibre-based grade has been tailor-made for carrier bags and e-commerce mailers, and, according to Paptic, the main raw material used is wood fibres from sustainably managed forests.

The company also claims that its new grade offers “excellent” printability and durability to maximize brand visibility and reusability.  

“This new 100gsm grade widens our packaging material offering for environmentally conscious brands and retailers. The grade combines strength (wet + tear), lightweight, softness, and foldability at a competitive price point,” says Tommi Lehtisalo, product manager at Paptic Ltd.

“It is thicker and stronger than a 120gsm kraft paper and its unique two-layer fibre solution allows for optimum printability and improved convertibility. With the new grade, we offer a strong, soft (no paper cuts) and wood fibre-based material option for high-quality e-commerce mailers or reusable carrier bags to e.g. grocery retailers, a sector in full motion towards more sustainable packaging solutions.” 

”All Paptic materials are sustainable without compromises: they are reusable, recyclable, and renewable. The new grade is recyclable in the paper or cardboard recycling streams,“ continues Lehtisalo. “Our Paptic team is ready to discuss how the 100gsm grade can meet your packaging requirements.” 

The new grade is suitable for flexo, offset, inkjet, silkscreen, and digital printing. The material is available using FSC-certified materials on request, and the application process for Biobased OK **** (4stars) is ongoing.