Moltzaus, the Norwegian packaging and offset printing company, introduced Cefapac, a fully paperboard made blister pack.
The solution has two major benefits: reduced environmental impact and less consumer rage and self-injury. However, when perforations replace creases, there is the risk is that they cannot protect the pack’s contents well enough. To secure required quality characteristics of the packaging, Moltzaus uses Iggesund’s Invercote paperboard.
Eirik Faukland, in charge of R&D at Moltzau, commented:
“Our development work had two starting points – environmental impact and ease of opening. To get around the well-known problem of the extreme difficulty of opening plastic blister packs, the basic concept was to replace the plastic with paperboard. What’s unique with the Cefapac solution is that we chose to replace all the traditional creases with perforations, which gives the desired openability.
Invercote’s superior tear strength is a prerequisite for a good-quality pack. Both the strength and how it performs in the various stages of converting and filling are crucial.”
Blister packs are made to hang on a holder in the retail store and often consist of a paperboard backing plus a moulded transparent plastic front section to display the product to the consumer.
Iggesund Paperboard is part of the Swedish forest industry group Holmen. It has a turnover of just over EUR 500 million. The company has two brand families, Invercote and Incada, both positioned at the high end of their respective segments. Since 2010 Iggesund has invested more than EUR 380 million to increase its energy efficiency and reduce the fossil emissions from its production.
Earlier Holmen appointed a new head of business area Iggesund Paperboard.
The company is a forest industry group that manufactures printing paper, paperboard and sawn timber and runs forestry and energy production operations.
Source: ins / Woodbizforum