Sustainably managed Swedish forests supply the main raw material for our packaging papers. Holmen PACK is a fresh, smooth paper for flexible packaging solutions, a great alternative to MG-papers, approved for food contact.
Holmen PACK is a great alternative to the traditional MG papers, machine-glazed papers, that only have one side with a glossy surface. The double-calendered Holmen PACK combines the properties from a wood-containing paper with the necessary elements of strength from a kraft paper. Order samples here!
With its great printing properties, this paper is ideally suited for all types of flexible packaging solutions. Some areas of use are branded consumer bags, bags for dry foods, bread, fruits and vegetables, or bags and wrapping for other goods.
Our genuine sustainability – in all from raw material and production, all the way to a recycling long life-span – makes the paper a natural and smart choice for all industrial applications. Its smoothness makes it equally good as a base paper, for interleaving, and for wrapping or bags as an environmental-friendly substitute for polybagging.
An alternative to MG-papers
This packaging paper meets a market surge, since the switch from plastics-based packaging has a high impact on industrial and consumer demand. Holmen PACK is a paper with a smooth surface on both sides thanks to double-calendering in the production process. It's made from fresh-fibre-based pulp, and thereby 100% traceable, repulpable and recyclable. It combines the strength of a kraft paper with the bulky properties and the light weight of a wood-containing paper. The paper is thin but still strong and thick enough, with a smooth and even surface useful in many applications.
Approved for food contact
Holmen PACK is certified for direct food contact according to both BfR and FDA. Sustainably produced, this paper is ready to enter the fight against plastics. It is tested and proven, meeting the demands for consumer bags in retail industries, supermarket fruit and vegetables, and fast-food collective packaging.
Converting Holmen PACK
Magazine paper wrapping
Magazine paper wrapping with Holmen PACK substitutes plastics.
FDA stands for the United States’ Food and Drug Administration. The FDA approval confirms that the paper is allowed to be exported to the US for food contact, to be sold directly but also for further processing and refinement. To get the approvals, the surface of the material has to be free of any toxic contaminants and the material should not potentially become a source of toxic contamination.
BfR food contact approval
BfR stands for Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung, which is the German federal institute for risk assessment. Being approved by BfR confirms adherence to the Framework regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004, which applies to all food contact materials within the European Union.
All of our products have carbon footprint calculations according to the ten toes by CEPI. Please also find the paper profiles showing emissions and energy use per tonne of paper.
Paper Profile is a voluntary environmental product declaration scheme developed and provided by leading paper producers. This single-page declaration gives essential information regarding the composition of the product, key environmental parameters, environmental management and wood procurement.
Carbon footprint is defined as the total emissions caused by an individual, event, organisation, or product, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent. Holmen Paper calculates the carbon footprint of our graphical paper products according to the ten toes of the framework set up by CEPI.
EU Ecolabel -is the official ecolabel of the European Union. The ecolabelling criteria are drawn up by responsible bodies in the Member States. To achieve certification, the products are assessed from a life cycle perspective from raw material to waste. The products have to meet strict environmental, functional and quality requirements. These requirements are tightened on a continuous basis.