What is TruePaper?
TruePaper is an environmentally friendly, ultrasonic and heat-sealable paper band. TruePaper consists of optionally virgin or more than 50% recycled fibers. It can be recycled in the normal paper cycle and is suitable for direct food contact.
Basically, any paper coated with the new water-based bonding agent can become TruePaper, which means high flexibility and security in the supply chain.
The main drivers behind the development of TruePaper are the sustainability strategies and goals of our customers, the legal bans on (single-use) plastic in a growing number of countries, the increasingly important implementation of the circular economy - and last but not least, our own motivation and promise to always offer our customers the best packaging solution.
Advantages and characteristics of TruePaper
Frequently asked questions about TruePaper
Yes. TruePaper, like all ATS paper bands, is Class AA certified to BRCGS Packaging Materials Global Standard. The raw materials comply with FDA regulations, among others.
Yes, both TruePaper and ATS partially coated paper contain less than 5% foreign material. This complies with the 95/5 rule.
Yes. TruePaper is compliant with the Loi AGEC (Loi anti-gaspillage pour une économie circulaire) circular economy law that came into force in France in 2022.
Yes. TruePaper is compliant with the Circular Economy Law 7/2022 (Ley de Residuos y Suelos Contaminados para una Economía Circular) in force in Spain.
Yes. TruePaper is compliant with Directive 2019/904/EU on reducing the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (Single-Use Plastics Directive).
Yes. TruePaper can be printed like all other bands using the flexographic printing process. Variable information such as LOT numbers, best-before dates or barcodes are printed by a thermal transfer printer in placeholders provided for this purpose during banding.
The tensile shear strength (welded joint) of TruePaper is comparable to conventional banding paper coated with PP. It depends on various factors (humidity, type of paper, etc.). Please contact us for exact details.
Yes. The overview with the comparison between TruePaper and other ATS paper bands can be downloaded as a PDF.
Yes, TruePaper is optionally available with at least 50% recycled fibers.