FachPack 2018: Zanders will present its new Zanbarrier and celebrates the 60th birthday of Chromolux

August 13, 2018

Zanders will be presenting its very latest proprietary product at FachPack 2018, a natural barrier paper called Zanbarrier NGR. Due to a special manufacturing process, the use of fluorocarbon or other chemicals is completely unnecessary to ensure its function as a barrier. Zanders will also be showcasing its versatile range of label paper and cartonboard, including the highgloss qualities of the Chromolux premium brand, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Visitors to FachPack are invited to toast the anniversary with Zanders in Hall 8 at Stand 8-506.

The abbreviation "NGR" in Zanbarrier NGR stands for "natural grease resistant". In the unique production process of Zanbarrier NGR, the cellulose fibers are subjected to an incredibly intense grinding process over several refining stages. The surface area of the fiber is greatly enlarged, so that the absorption of water into the fibers is greatly increased creating a gel-like fiber mass - in technical jargon "slow draining" because the fibers actually feel greasy after refining. The cellulose fibers treated in this way form a tight, strong cross-linked sheet structure on the paper machine thus creating a finished paper which has a 100% natural barrier to oil and grease without the use of fluorocarbon or other chemicals.

The applications for the new Zanbarrier NGR are identical to those of conventional barrier papers. In this way, all flexible food packaging requiring oil and grease-resistance as well as wet-strength papers is fully catered for. These include fast food packaging such as doner kebab, french fries; butter wrappers, bread roll bags, food labels as well as pizza and confectionery cartons.

Chromolux: a world-renowned brand celebrates its 60th birthday

In 1958, Zanders started production of the extraordinary cast-coated paper Chromolux in Bergisch Gladbach. For 60 years, the brand has been synonymous worldwide with premium-quality paper excellence - initially for board qualities, then also for label paper. Branded companies covet Chromolux for its unique glossiness; its flawless smoothness and its high volume - properties that enable a brilliant print image and immaculate processing, as well as the promise of showcasing refinements to their best advantage. It is particularly suitable for high-end products such as exclusive perfumes and cosmetics; fine confectionery, champagne and spirits as well as fine tobacco products and many other luxury articles. Chromolux is available in a variety of grammages and colors including elegant pearl surface variants and metallic or embossed versions. The extensive portfolio is complemented by Chromolux digital which is ideal for small or personalized print runs.

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