USES FOR OUR PAPERS

Kraft and Coated papers developed by Gascogne Papier are natural biomaterials: they are bio-based, biodegradable and recyclable.

They are used by converters and industrials around the world for an ever-increasing array of applications.

COATING

Coating involves covering one or both sides of a paper with another material to give it specific surface properties (water/gas barrier, release properties, non-skid, etc.). The coated base can also be further processed or printed.

  • Polyethylene coating (sugar packets, pouches, packaging, food wrap etc.)
  • Gumming (gummed paper, veneer tape, etc.)
  • PVDC coating (food packaging, cereal bags)
  • Waxing (contact paper, food packaging, special bread bags)
  • Bitumising (fibreglass insulation)
  • Siliconisation using emulsion / with or without solvents (adhesive backing, release liners for moulding, baking liners)

CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR PAPERS

For this use, our papers meet one or more of the following specifications:

  • Surface cleanliness

  • Limited porosity

  • Extra sizing

  • High mechanical strength

  • Dimensional stability

  • Suitable for contact with food

LAMINATING

Laminating consists in bonding one or more materials (paper, aluminium, cardboard, etc.) to paper to achieve a laminate with a specific surface look and properties. The laminated base can also be further processed or printed.

  • Aluminium laminating / alu foil laminating (building insulation, food packaging laminates, materials for spiral wound cans)
  • Paper duplexing (reinforced laminates for envelopes)
  • Microfluted lightweight liner packaging (hamburger boxes, baking moulds, fruit punnets, pizza liners & boxes, etc.)
  • Board laminating (flower boxes, gift boxes, etc.)
  • Spiral-wound products (spools, cans, tubes)

CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR PAPERS

For this use, our papers meet one or more of the following specifications:

  • High mechanical strength

  • Dimensional stability

  • High internal bond

  • Limited porosity

  • Controlled sizing

  • Suitable for contact with food

  • Grease resistance

  • Flame retardancy (M1)

  • High wet strength (HWS)

  • Anti-slip on one side

SMALL SIZE BAGS

Paper (usually machine glazed) is processed (folded/laminated), either alone or as a laminate, in order to create a small bag in various possible shapes (with or without gussets, handles, windows, flat bases, etc.). The bag is often printed directly on the paper.

The term “small size bag” is used for bags that can hold up to 5 kg:

  • Food and non-food bags: bread bags, fruit and vegetable pouches, gift bags, seed sachets, pharmacy bags, etc.
  • Grease resistant bags: microwave popcorn bags, bags for pastries and baked goods, sandwiches, chips, etc.

CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR PAPERS

For this use, our papers meet one or more of the following specifications:

  • Special or standard ribbing

  • High wet strength (HWS)

  • Machinability

  • Suitable for contact with hot and cold food

  • Mechanical strength

  • Printability

  • Grease resistance

  • PFOA free

  • Suitable for microwave oven usage

MEDIUM SIZE BAGS

Single sheet or laminated paper is processed (folded/laminated), either alone or as a laminate, in order to create a bag in a one- or two-ply format in various possible shapes (with or without gussets, handles, windows, flat bases, lunch bags, etc.). The bag is often printed directly on the paper prior to processing.

The term “medium size bag” is used for bags that can hold from 5 to 25 kg:

  • Shopping carrier bags, take-away bags (fast food, groceries, etc.), gift bags
  • Food sacks (flour, cocoa, pet food, etc.), wholesale bread sacks
  • Non-food sacks (charcoal, pet litter, etc.)

CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR PAPERS

For this use, our papers meet one or more of the following specifications:

  • Rigidity

  • Printability

  • High mechanical strength

  • Suitable for contact with food

  • Grease resistance

  • Natural shade

  • Lighter shade

  • Special or standard ribbing

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  • For the environment
  • For compliance with the law
  • For high quality
  • For enhancing the brand

LARGE SACKS

Single sheet or laminated paper is processed in order to create a large sack, usually in a multi-ply format, in various possible shapes with different characteristics. The sack’s outer ply is usually printed.

The term “large sacks” is used for sacks that can hold over 25 kg: cement bags, construction materials, chemical products, fertiliser, pet food, agri-food ingredients, etc.

CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR PAPERS

For this use, our papers meet one or more of the following specifications:

  • High mechanical strength

  • Suitable for contact with food

  • Printability

  • Semi-extensibility

  • High angle of slip

  • Wet strength

BAKING PAPER

Use of paper as a pan liner when baking / cooking food. These specially developed coated papers are made of a single material with a release (non-stick) treatment on one or both sides and are suitable for contact with hot or cold food.

Baking paper is used as a natural pan liner when cooking pastries, breads and special fresh or frozen products such as brioche, pie crusts, cakes, pizzas, papillotes, etc. It can also be used to package, wrap, reheat or freeze food.

CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR PAPERS

For this use, our papers meet one or more of the following specifications:

  • Release on one or both sides

  • Limited porosity

  • Suitable for contact with food

  • Suitable for oven and microwave baking and cooking

  • Natural shade

  • Mechanical strength

Papers for manufacturing industrial and baking moulds: see our LAMINATING section

Papers for siliconising and manufacturing baking moulds: see our COATING section

WRAPPING & DISTRIBUTION

Use of paper as a protection and/or packaging, wrapping, cushioning, or in direct contact with food packaging. Kraft has a range of uses in various formats (such as rolls) and can be printed.

“Direct contact” papers for food packaging, conservation and reheating: 100% virgin fibre papers, grease resistant or not, suitable for contact with hot and cold food.

Our anti-slip treated coated papers are used as interleaving sheets for pallets.

CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR PAPERS

For this use, our papers meet one or more of the following specifications:

  • Mechanical strength

  • Suitable for contact with food

  • Special or standard ribbing

  • Non-corrosive

  • Grease resistance

  • Wet strength

  • Release properties

  • Anti-skid treatment on one or both sides

  • Water repellent

  • Flame retardant

PRINTING

Application of ink / coloured substances on the paper surface to reproduce a design using different printing techniques (namely, flexography, rotogravure and offset).

Examples of applications: gift wrap paper, food/non-food packaging, communication and advertising (brochures, flyers, posters), graphic arts and stationery, etc.

Most packaging described in our uses are printed: small size sacks, medium size sacks, large size sacks, coating, laminating, envelopes, etc.

CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR PAPERS

For this use, our papers meet one or more of the following specifications:

  • Printability

  • Lighter shade

  • Natural shade

  • Lay flat

  • Dimensional stability

  • Special or standard ribbing

  • Suitable for contact with food

POCKETS & ENVELOPES

Manufactured on automatic folding and laminating machines in different sizes, called “Pockets” (small side opening) or “Envelopes” (large side opening).

They exist in a range of formats (sizes), both standard or not. Pockets are also different due to the type of fastening (self-adhesive, gummed, multiple use, adhesive, etc.), base type, gussets (two or three), whether they feature a window or not, or a personalised print.

CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR PAPERS

For this use, our papers meet one or more of the following specifications:

  • Special or standard ribbing

  • Machinability

  • Rigidity

  • Lay flat

  • Lighter shade

  • High bulk

  • Eco-label certified: EU ECOLABEL, NF 316 / “NF Environnement”

Duplex papers for reinforced pockets: see our LAMINATING section

INTERLEAVING

Use of papers as interleaving and protection in industrial processes. In particular, during the successive manufacturing stages for stainless steel, the metal sheet is rolled with different qualities of paper between the coils. When used as interleaving for glass, this paper helps prevent corrosion and/or cushions impacts during handling.

  • Metal interleaving: Stainless steel rolling and polishing, finishing of stainless steel and non-ferrous metals
  • Glass interleaving: Float glass, processed glass (carmaking, home appliances, building construction)

CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR PAPERS

For this use, our papers meet one or more of the following specifications:

  • Neutral pH

  • Chemically pure

  • Surface cleanliness

  • Tensile strength

  • Heat resistance

Anti-skid interleaving sheets for pallets: see our DISTRIBUTION section

PAINT MASKING

Masking entails covering certain parts of a frame (carmaking, aeronautics) to reveal only the surfaces to be painted. Masking can be done using paper, plastic films and adhesive tape, either on their own or combined. The protection material must provide a hermetic barrier against lacquers, paints and solvents.

Our protection papers are used in the carmaking and aeronautics industries for masking operations and to produce flame retardant filters for spraying rooms.

CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR PAPERS

For this use, our papers meet one or more of the following specifications:

  • Limited porosity

  • Solvent resistant

  • Flame retardant

See all our product ranges for your specific use:

Contact us for more information about the recommended qualities for your application, specific weights, technical data sheets and manufacturing conditions.