We know that customers like paper packaging on the shelf because of its natural look. Unfortunately, almost all paper packaging is not sustainable. This is because paper packaging is usually equipped with an inner plastic film. This enables product protection, but prevents recyclability.
Not so with our Nils: after three years of intensive research, we have developed a paper packaging that, thanks to a clever coating process, both provides protection and is fully recyclable in waste paper.
Nils innovative, sustainable paper even protects sensitive food optimally, so that he doed not need a firmly bonded plastic film. As a result, the packaging can be easily recycled in waste paper. Since the paper pouch is plastic film-free, the material does not come with a zipper. The contact with food is certified.
Plastic stickers on paper?
Full print without plastic film!
The material has a matt look with a fine paper structure. The packaging can be creatively designed with your own designs and without compromise. And all this from a small minimum order quantity of 500 pieces!
Our Natural Nils is the first paper pouch for food on the market that does without an inner plastic film, but still offers the highest protective properties against moisture, oxygen and UV radiation. Nils is therefore easily recyclable in waste paper. This saves our resources and our environment.
Nils' paper comes from FSC® certified forests. The certification confirms that all environmental and social standards are met in the management of the forest regions and all steps of the supply chain. Our licence number with the Forest Stewardship Council® organisation is FSC®-C170984.
Your purchase also supports the responsible use and reforestation of our forests: For every 100 paper-based packaging items ordered, we plant one tree with our partner Eden Reforestation Projects.
Paper alone does not provide sufficient product protection. That's why your packaging needs a barrier and sealing layer inside to protect even slightly moist or greasy products from soaking through the paper packaging.
No flexible paper packaging can do without plastic completely, as plastic-based resins are used to seal the final packaging shape. Every moulded package needs these. This means that many packages that are advertised as being completely plastic-free are not.
Thanks to his excellent protection against fats and water vapour, it preserves the freshness and quality of your products. But this is just the beginning! We are working flat out on a barrier that keeps even very greasy products and oxygen at bay.
Data, Facts & Figures
Paper with coating
With tear notches, round corners and bottom gusset
95 microns ± 10%
2,2 N/15mm ± 10%
130 – 170 °C
IR Method (outside to inside)
<29,1 g/m2 /24h
UV (A / B / C)
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Our Nils is ideal for dry goods. Since the paper pouch is plastic film-free and we try to use as little plastic as possible, it has no zipper (pressure closure). An aroma protection valve is not possible and there is no transparent viewing window as with our Toni. Liquids are not suitable for filling. For aroma-intensive products, you should carry out an aroma test beforehand.
There are almost no limits to your creativity. Full-surface and borderless printing is possible on the front, back and bottom of our pouches. We print using the HD digital printing process (CMYK colour format) - look forward to brilliant colours and outstanding sharpness of detail! This means that high-resolution photos and graphics are also possible. Of course, you can also have any kraft paper colour printed on your pouch without any problems.
Our Nils has a tear notch as standard. Optionally, you can choose a Euro hole. This absolutely sustainable paper structure cannot be equipped with a zipper/pressure seal or a valve, because these add-ons would be additional plastic components.
The paper pouch, like all our other pouch packaging, can be filled by machine or by hand. They can be sealed at the top edge. You can also find more information in our blog post on filling and sealing pouches.
We are not aware of any packaging material that can currently be formed ("sealed") into packaging, has high protective properties and does not require any plastic at all. All binders for sealing packaging that are currently available on the packaging market are based on plastics.
However, we have been able to reduce this proportion to a minimum. Only synthetic resins are used in the form of our ultra-thin coating - but we do not use a firmly bonded plastic film. For this reason, our Nils paper packaging can be recycled in waste paper without any problems. The more packaging materials are recycled, the better for our environment!
We will of course try to produce and send your order to you as soon as possible. Depending on when you order in the cycle and which delivery option you choose, the production and delivery time is between 10 working days (Stand-up pouches and Flat pouches with express delivery) and 4-7 weeks (Flat bottom pouches with standard delivery).
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