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Article | July 17, 2014
Coveris: Plastic-paper combination packaging
Suitable for yogurt, ice cream, snacks, pet food and more, DuoSmart from Coveris combines the advantages of both plastic (PS, PP, PP/EVOH, PLA, or PET) and a paper sidewall, presenting a functional, secure, and highly-decorative packaging solution.
The plastic container helps provides smooth, fast filling and sealing on a standard filling line. It is suitable for a wide range of filling and storage temperature. Food safety is not compromised and longer shelf life with optimal freshness is achieved.
The paper sidewall gives the cup its stability and increased stiffness, and offers high-quality decoration options through offset printing on both sides. This helps provide quality color reproduction. For prepared meals a message could be printed on the inner side, which becomes visible through a transparent plastic cover.
The printing option on both sides of the paper sidewall allows enhanced space for branding including special effects like embossing or hot-stamping. Eye-catching shape windows can be cut-out of the paper to show the content of the cup.
Items such as mini-booklets, labels, or temporary tattoos can be applied between the plastic and paper layers. A paper bottom is optional for increased height and improved product presentation, but also for printing a bar code, which enables easy scanning without disturbing the artwork.
DuoSmart is an environmental-friendly package: the paper board is PEFC & FSC certified and the plastic inner container provides resource-saving as it is produced with minimal use of material. Both plastic and paper components can be easily separated into different waste streams after product consumption by consumers. Layer separation and post-consumer waste handling is easily facilitated through a perforated zipper option on the paper sidewall.
Different lid options including flat sealing, dome, or re-closable lids are available for the adequate product application.
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