WaxPac is a food packaging concept that uses wax paper to explore new ways of making packaging more sustainable.
The combination of paper and beeswax can keep food fresh much longer. By using waste paper and organic additives such as grass in paper production, packaging can be produced in a climate-neutral way.
To achieve a high degree of stability with as little material as possible, many different folds were tested. The product family presented here is only an exemplary approach to tackling this issue. Other foldings are quite possible and therefore more suitable for other applications.
Gras paper is a sustainable, economical and ecological solution to save 97% of energy and 99% of water compared to the production of conventional paper. In addition, the regional availability of domestic compensation areas can save up to 75% CO2.
(source: Pfleiderer Spezialpapiere)
Wax paper was a proven material that has gradually disappeared with the introduction of plastics. Today, however, the single use of plastics is no longer suitable. In addition, wax paper provides a hydrophobic surface, is biodegradable and can be used as waste paper. The natural microclimate can keep food fresh much longer.The WaxPac project now demonstrates the great potential of biodegradable materials in the production of food packaging.