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Amcor increases paper packaging manufacturing capacity in Europe

Responsible packaging solution provider Amcor has announced the expansion of its AmFiber Performance Paper packaging range in Europe. The range now includes heat seal sachets for dry culinary and beverage applications, such as instant coffee, drink powders, spices, seasonings and dried soups. AmFiber Performance Paper is a high barrier, recyclable paper-based packaging that was initially introduced in 2022 for snacks and confectionery and offers high-barrier protection against oxygen and moisture. Additionally, Amcor has announced that it has invested in manufacturing capacity to meet the growing demand for this kind of paper packaging. The company has integrated a new production line in its Amcor Flexibles Alzira plant in Valencia, Spain, in support of Amcor's global businesses. The production line is equipped to provide both cold- and heat-seal AmFiber packaging, delivering airtight seals that “guarantee the proper product protection through the supply chain and along the full shelf life”. The advanced equipment at the Alzira plant – along with the team's experience in barrier technology, printing and sealing processes – make it one of Amcor's ‘Centres of Excellence’ for flexible paper-based packaging. Ilya Syshchikov, VP of global product management AmFiber at Amcor, said: "AmFiber Performance Paper offers brands the best of both worlds. From a technical point of view, it delivers high barrier and excellent machinability. From an environmental point of view, it's PVDC-free, available in FSC-certified paper and recyclable in most European countries.” He added: "We have many exciting projects in our R&D pipeline for paper, and this expansion into culinary and beverage packaging is another important milestone toward developing recyclable paper packaging for all the segments we serve”. You may also like to read:

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