Sylvicta

Sylvicta is a food contact paper engineered to achieve extraordinary barrier properties to deliver a clean, naturally translucent and sustainable packaging material. Sylvicta has a high barrier to oxygen, odours and mineral oils. It preserves the aroma and freshness of the packaged goods. Sylvicta is certified for contact with fresh, dry, frozen, moist and fatty foodstuff. Sylvicta is an extremely versatile material and is ideal for a wide range of applications. It is translucent, making see-through packaging possible and lightweight, saving transport costs. By applying a cold or heat seal coating, Sylvicta can be transformed into closed pouches making it ideal for a wide range of markets. Furthermore, its properties can be enhanced with the addition of coatings to increase light and moisture barriers to meet the demands of the specific application.

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    • FSC® Certified
    • PEFC™ Certified
    • Carbon Offset
    • Biodegradable, compotable, recyclable and repulpable
    • Direct food contact safe.
    • Ideal for a wide variety of applications
    • Can be transformed into closed pouches by applying a cold or heat seal coating

    Attributes

    Property

    Units

    Method

    42 g/m²

    62 g/m²

    82 g/m²

    Grammage

    g/m²

    ISO 536

    40-45

    60-65

    80-85

    Thickness

    µm

    ISO 534

    43-53

    50-60

    65-75

    Moisture

    %

    ISO 287

    7.0-8.0

    7.0 – 8.0

    7.0 – 8.0

    Transparency

    %

    ISO 2469

    79

    78

    76

    Bendtsen Roughness

    ml/min

    ISO 8791-2

    > 100

    >100

    >100

     

    Barrier

    Property

    Units

    Method

    42 g/m²

    62 g/m²

    82 g/m²

    Oxygen Transmission Rate²

    cc/m².24hrs

    ASTM F 1927

     

    1.0

    1.0

    Mineral Oil Migration MOSH¹ C²°≤C³⁵

    mg/dm²

    DIN EN 14338:

    2004-03

    <0.02

    <0.02

    <0.02

    Mineral Oil Migration MOAH¹ C¹⁶≤C³⁵

    Mg/dm²

    DIN EN 14338:

    2004-03

    <0.02

    <0.02

    <0.02

    Palm Kernel Oil

    Hours

    ISO 16532-1

    <0.002

    <0.002

    <0.002

    KIT

    #

    T559

    12

    12

    12

    Water Vapour Transmission rate

    g/m².d

    T448

    90

    75

    60

     

    Mechanical

    Property

    Units

    Method

    42 g/m²

    62 g/m²

    82 g/m²

    Tensile Strength MD

    Kn/m

    T494

    4.0

    5.4

    7.2

    Tensile Strength CD

    Kn/m

    T494

    2.0

    2.8

    3.8

    TEA⁴ MD

    J/m²

    T494

    70

    115

    170

    TEA⁴ CD

    J/m²

    T494

    55

    90

    125

    Elmendorf Tear⁵

    mN

    ISO 1974

    145

    220

    275

     

    ¹ MOSH and MOAH testing: 10 days at 40°c. Specific Migration into Tenax®

    ² Oxygen Transmission Rate and Water Vapour Transmission Rate testing carried out at 23°c and 50%RH

    ⁴ TEA = Tensile Energy Absorption

    ⁵ Average of Machine Direction and Cross Direction

    • Overlays - With a very high grease barrier, Sylvicta is the right choice to replace plastic overlays.
    • Windows - Sylvicta is a truly innovative way to display your product, providing a translucent appearance and increasing shelf life.
    • Wrapping - Sylvicta is a recyclable alternative to the multi-layer materials traditionally used for butter and margarine. It can be transformed into a metallized paper to preserve butter’s shelf life and maintain a consistent colour.
    • Laminating - Sylvicta can be laminated to paperboards and other materials, working as a barrier against mineral oils and replacing petroleum based polymers.
    • Pouches - Sylvicta will allow the production of stand-up pouches, through the application of heat or cold seal coatings. It is a sustainable solution to
      multi-layered packaging.
    • Flow Pack - Sylvicta can be produced as a flow pack, providing excellent protection for the product as well as high quality printability.
    • Sealed Bags - Pillow-bags, 3-sided bags and sachets can be made out of Sylvicta. Fatty, dry and fresh foodstuff can be packed inside a Sylvicta heat or cold sealed bag.
    • Labels - Sylvicta can be transformed into eco-friendly labels that can go directly to your compost.

    Sylvicta is suitable for all types of traditional printing and finishing such as offset, flexography, embossing, hot foiling and die cutting.
    It is strongly recommended to pre test, particularly if using digital press and gravure printing.

    All statements, technical information and recommendation are based on tests we believe to be reliable, but the accuracy or completeness thereof is not guaranteed, and the following is made in lieu of all warranties of merchantability and fitness for the purpose: Sellers and manufacturer’s only obligation shall be to replace such quantity of the product proved to be defective. Before using, user shall determine the suitability of the product for its intended use, and user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith.