Providers of natural cosmetics, natural remedies and food products are deciding to use cardboard packaging with white exterior surfaces with increasing frequency. In response to this trend, at the Biofach 2018 in Nuremberg, packaging tape specialist Schümann will be presenting its range of white – and colour-printable – gummed tape.
At its trade fair stand 281 in hall 6, the company will demonstrate how the closure of white cardboard packaging with its white gummed tape can achieve both a visual and ecologically convincing packaging solution. The white-white combination is also as attractive as it is authentic for high sensitivity organic products, homoeopathic preparations and wine.
In terms of their environmental friendliness, the white gummed tapes from Stadtallendorf are exactly the same as their brown sister products: the glue used in the adhesive coating consists of potato starch, while for the tape material, Schümann also uses paper, the production of which only uses wood that originates from sustainably-managed forests in the EU. The manual or automated application of the white packaging tape is also environmentally friendly, because it takes place simply by adding a little water, and without using any chemicals or environmentally harmful additives.
From the technical and functional perspectives, the white gummed tape from Schümann also has the same advantages as the brown tape: they give the cardboard packaging a dust-proof closure that prevents tampering and unauthorised opening because the natural potato starch adhesive coating bonds firmly with the surface of the cardboard packaging immediately after its application. This results in a seal-type closure that makes trace-free opening practically impossible. Unauthorised tampering to the packaging is therefore rendered visible and cannot be subsequently concealed. In addition, when wrapped with gummed tape, each piece of cardboard packaging also gains additional stabilisation – a factor which is also important for the e-commerce distribution of organic and natural products.