A RECYLABLE paper-based quad-pack for freshly roasted coffee beans from Sirane has been entered for a sustainable packaging design award by our partners in Australia.
Our partners in Australia, TCL Hofmann, have entered the Mikro Coffee Roasters quad-pack in the PIDA Awards, entering both the Sustainable Packaging Design and Food categories.
The Mikro Coffee Roasters pack uses our recyclable, heat-sealable paper film – Earthfilm – made into a fully branded coffee bag, to pack their high-end coffee product.
In their entry, TCL Hofmann wrote: “What makes the packaging solution unique, is the reduction and removal of what was traditionally thought of as a requirement in the coffee industry, which is both the non-recyclable zip-lock and one-way valves. The well-considered and developed bio-polymer technology releases the carbon-dioxide that the beans emit after roasting and subdues the aroma and flavour profiles of the roasted blend within the pack.
“Effectively, the Earthpouch packaging solution can be re-used as a container or transportation vessel. By improvising and creating “dead-folds/rolls” along the top of the pack within the paper-substrate, consumers are then essentially “locking” in the freshness without the need for clips, zip-locks and labels which reduces waste and increases its re-usability. This is a testament to the technology within the coated fibres.
“Given that the product is 100% virgin fibre and printed using only water-based inks, it is conveniently targeted to its market as a “fully kerbside recyclable” packaging solution, one that does not jeopardise shelf-life and tasting notes or profiles in the coffee blends.”