Packaging September 14, 2017

Klabin and NUCOFFEE sign partnership agreement to use sustainable bags in coffee exports

High-barrier paper bags are more resistant and preserve grain quality for longer

São Paulo, September 14, 2017 – With its focus on business expansion, Klabin has partnered with NUCOFFEE, a platform developed by Syngenta, which operates on all fronts of the coffee chain, promoting integration among producers, cooperatives and roasters by selling high quality coffee. The company chose Klabin’s industrial bags to serve overseas clients, who were satisfied with the new packaging that offers greater resistance and quality, besides reducing costs across the entire process.

High-barrier paper packaging is one of the most efficient solutions in preserving the original characteristics of specialty coffees destined for export, according to a research entitled “Evaluation of Packaging and Methods of Storage for Specialty Coffees”, conducted by the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA-MG), in partnership with Klabin, the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA) and the Brazilian Agency for Promotion of Exports and Investments (Apex), among others. The report’s findings have revolutionized the consumption of packaging across the coffee industry, since vacuum-packing was considered the best storage system by most coffee importers.

Besides preserving the original characteristics of the product, high-barrier paper bags are recyclable and produced from renewable natural resources, with the raw material coming from Klabin’s planted and certified forests. “As such, our clients can offer a better quality and more sustainable product to the domestic and international markets, while also differentiating the Brazilian product abroad”, says Douglas Dalmasi, Industrial Bags Director at Klabin.

“This partnership added value and brought us a new market opportunity, while enabling NUCOFFEE expand its product offering for exports with more resistant and recyclable packaging, which enables our company to continue playing a fundamental role in the sustainable development of coffee in Brazil and around the world,” pointed out Roberta Armentano Rossi, Trade Operations Manager at NUCOFFEE.

Klabin’s high-barrier paper bags are made of high-strength extensible paper, are airtight due to a closure system that consists of a high-barrier film that offers protection from light, as well as an Easy Open system that facilitates bag opening.

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