Packaging & Speciality Papers

Cutting-edge barrier paper solutions

Made of 100 % future

As the whole world is still talking about sustainable packaging solutions and looking for alternatives to fossil-based materials, the innovation leader Sappi has more products on the market than anyone else. Based on the motto “Pro Planet Paper Packaging – welcome to the new pack-age”, the market leader in functional paper packaging is offering numerous opportunities for its customers to package food or non-food products in sustainable packaging.

High product protection thanks to perfectly coordinated papers

Sappi’s expertise is particularly significant in the functional paper packaging sector. With the Sappi Guard range, Sappi will present barrier papers that render additional special coatings or laminations superfluous, resulting in materials that can be recycled in the paper stream. Featuring integrated barriers against oxygen, water vapour, grease, aroma and mineral oil , they ensure that the product quality of foods and other goods is preserved. The second generation of the barrier papers made its premiere at virtual interpack 2020: These barrier papers are even more environmentally friendly, making them the smart choice for a wide range of applications in the future.

Sappi Seal is perfect for packaging solutions where the priority is sealability. It offers integrated heat sealability, a moisture barrier against water vapour and mineral oil and is produced with 95 per cent renewable materials. The single side coated paper can be printed via offset or flexo printing. For gravure printing applications, the visionary manufacturer also offers the new version Sappi Seal G, which will be presented for the first time at the trade fair and offers even greater printing results.

Sappi is working in close collaboration with various packaging machine manufacturers. They are demonstrating how well the functional papers can be processed using existing technology.

Functional papers from Sappi are offering:


  • Integrated paper-based solution
  • Sustainable barrier properties
  • Heat sealability
  • Recyclable in the paper waste stream
  • Good printing results and good openability
  • Suitable for direct food contact
  • Good converting properties
  • Material based on renewable sources


  • Food-safe material
  • Natural look and feel
  • High-value impression
  • Environmentally friendly solution
  • Excellent optical appearance and tactile properties

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Watch our recorded live session about Functional Paper Packaging at Sappi’s virtual interpack 2020


René Köhler
Head of New Business Development Packaging Solutions
Division Innovation & Sustainability, Sappi Europe


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