VPF launches CoffeeCup Paper, a self-adhesive, 100% recycled paper for label printing made of at least 25% disposable coffee cups, available in two material thicknesses; German paper mill removes fiber pulp of disposable cups from inner plastic coating

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April 12, 2022 (press release) –

More and more sustainable materials are used in the products of VPF GmbH & Co. KG. Now, for the first time, the adhesive materials specialist from Sprockhövel is using the brand new CoffeeCup Paper ® , which consists of at least 25 percent recycled disposable coffee cups. The recycled paper for label printing is available in two material thicknesses.

According to the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, around 320,000 disposable cups for hot drinks are used in Germany every hour. The proportion of typical coffee "to-go" cups is up to 44 percent. That’s almost 3 billion disposable cups a year – in Germany alone.

Fresh fiber pulp obtained from disposable cups

A German paper mill has succeeded in obtaining recycled fibers from disposable paper cups that are fed into the recycling cycle and using them for paper production. For this purpose, the fresh fiber pulp of the disposable cups is removed from the inner plastic coating and fed into the waste paper recycling process. The result is an uncoated, 100 percent recycled paper with at least 25 percent disposable cups. The paper has been certified several times and bears, among other things, the Blue Angel, the EU Ecolabel and the FSC 100% mark.

Adhesive equipment for a wide range of applications

The new VPF CoffeeCup Paper® is available in thicknesses of 100g/m 2 (VPF 10442) and 120g/m 2 (VPF 10440). Both papers are equipped with the adhesive 958 as standard. The strongly adhering and low-migration dispersion acrylate adhesive impresses with its wide range of applications and its suitability for tight radii. The already successfully used recycling liner NSA700, which consists of 70 percent recycled fibers, is used as the liner. The minimum quantity is 1,000 m 2 , sample rolls and A4 samples are available on request.

About VPF

Since 1967, VPF GmbH & Co. KG has accompanied and shaped the European market for adhesive composites and self-adhesive coatings as a source of ideas, partner and problem solver. Many years of know-how, state-of-the-art production facilities and a constant focus on the needs of customers and markets are the basis for the development of innovative solutions for paper and film applications of all kinds - in uncompromisingly good quality.

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