More sustainability on the chocolate shelf

nucao also wraps chocolate bars in paper with Koehler Paper


Together with chocolate manufacturer nucao, Koehler paper, part of the Koehler Group, has taken another major step towards greater sustainability on the chocolate shelf. The new chocolate bars from the Leipzig-based company nucao are not only organic, vegan and fair, but also packaged 100% in paper. The flexible "Koehler NexPlus® Advanced" packaging paper from Koehler Paper provides ideal protection for the chocolate thanks to its excellent oxygen, mineral oil and fat barrier. The nucao bars are available in four varieties in German stores: "Roasted Hazelnut Butter", "Almond Butter & Sea Salt", "Salted Caramel" and "Crisp & Crunch". Koehler Paper will be presenting the chocolate bar and other applications for paper packaging at drupa in Düsseldorf from May 28 - June 7 at the Koehler Group stand A20 in Hall 4.


Joint development by nucao and Koehler Paper: the recyclable paper packaging of the new nucao bars.

Flexible packaging paper "Koehler NexPlus® Advanced" can be recycled in the best possible way in the recycling loop

When developing the flexible packaging paper "Koehler NexPlus® Advanced", the focus was not only on excellent product protection but also on recyclability. The paper can therefore be recycled in the standard paper recycling process and frequently reused. This is also confirmed by the Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) and the environmental service provider Interseroh. "The paper fibers can be recycled up to 13 times. Together with nucao, as a pioneer on the chocolate shelf, we want to show that we live a circular economy and can use the raw materials available to us sensibly and sustainably," says Christoph Wachter, Head of the Flexible Packaging Paper Division at Koehler Paper, explaining the sustainability aspect of flexible packaging paper. Compared to conventional plastic packaging, flexible paper packaging also significantly reduces the CO2 footprint.

With the 360° sustainability approach for its chocolate bars, nucao is not only committed to a deforestation-free supply chain and fair wages for cocoa farming families, but is also committed to the fight against plastic waste with environmentally friendly packaging - unique selling points that have so far been unique in the supermarket chocolate bar segment. Mathias Tholey, Co-Founder of nucao: "Many chocolate manufacturers rely on a green attribute, but fair, organic or vegan alone are not enough to be truly sustainable. You need the full package! With Koehler Paper, we have a strong partner at our side with whom we have developed our recyclable paper packaging."

Sustainable packaging: Innovative paper solutions with "NexFlex®" from Koehler Paper

With the NexFlex® product range, the research and development team at Koehler Innovation & Technology, together with the experts at Koehler Paper, has developed a unique and 100% recyclable generation of flexible packaging paper. The aim is to use so-called barrier papers to replace plastic in packaging wherever possible. The range covers a broad spectrum: this includes standard products in the field of coated and uncoated papers, such as those used in composite materials for bags, sachets and other applications and are therefore suitable for a wide range of packaging for food and non-food products. The next generation of papers for flexible packaging are the sustainable barrier papers with their functional surfaces for product-specific protection (Koehler NexPlus®). The NexFlex® product family also includes one-side coated papers with good dimensional stability and high smoothness (Koehler NexCoat®) and uncoated papers with a natural appearance (Koehler NexPure®). Various flexible packaging papers from Koehler Paper have been awarded the "Made for Recycling" seal by the environmental service provider Interseroh.

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