Plastic has had a clear advantage in the packaging sector since the end of the 1980s. Indeed, choosing paper for tissue product packaging tends to involve higher costs, lower hourly productivity and difficulty in wrapping the product, especially if its shape is round.
Furthermore, paper offers fewer guarantees on the conservation side: only the polymer film allows you to keep toilet paper, napkins, etc. away from contamination and humidity even for long periods. The resistance to external agents has become an essential feature with the rise of the large-scale retail trade, which has significantly lengthened the storage times of goods.
Today, the market seems to be moving towards paper packaging mainly for environmental reasons, to satisfy a consumer who is increasingly sensitive to eco-friendly features of the products.
A possible solution may be the adoption of cellulosics only in primary packaging. In this way, the protection offered by the plastic film remains unchanged, the impact on costs and production times is limited, but it is possible to reduce the consumption of polymers and consequently the impact on the environment.
CPS Company – specialized in the design and production of automatic machines for handling and primary, secondary and tertiary packaging – is able to modify a complete line in favor of paper without any problems. Many years of experience also help to find the best solutions to optimize the production lines.
“Our technical delta has been knowing paper since the 1970s – explains Enrico Rubbini, commercial director of CPS Company – above all its purchase in the unwinding phases of the reel, the tensions that occur and the adjustments in the run, but also the shape of the folder. There is no paper, there are different kinds of paper and you have to know them before building an automatic machine around them.”