Nestle has launched a new recyclable paper snack bar wrapper that can be used on a high-speed packaging line in a “world-first” technological breakthrough.
The YES! snack bar range will become the first brand to convert to the new packaging made from sustainable coated paper that is widely recyclable and will degrade in a marine environment within six months.
Experts at the confectionery company’s research and development centre in York had to overcome more than 90 challenges to develop the material and adapt current packaging machinery and processes to handle the product more gently.
The 300 bars-per-minute “flow wrap cold seal” packing process has previously only been suitable for use with more durable plastic films and laminates. Read more