Functional Paper Packaging

As the whole world is still talking about sustainable packaging solutions and looking for alternatives to fossil-based materials, the innovation leader Sappi has more products on the market than anyone else.

Functional Papers

Sappi’s expertise is particularly significant in the functional paper packaging sector. With the Sappi Guard range, Sappi will present heat-sealable, barrier and high-barrier papers that render additional special coatings or laminations superfluous, resulting in materials that can be recycled in the paper stream. Featuring integrated barriers against oxygen, water vapour, grease, aroma and mineral oil , they ensure that the product quality of foods and other goods is preserved. The functional papers are environmentally friendly, making them the smart choice for a wide range of applications in the future.

Sappi is working in close collaboration with many packaging machine manufacturers. They are demonstrating how well the functional papers can be processed using existing technology.


  • Integrated paper-based solution
  • Sustainable barrier properties
  • Heat sealability
  • Recyclable in the paper waste stream
  • Excellent printing results and good openability
  • Suitable for direct food contact
  • Good converting properties
  • Material based on renewable sources


  • Natural look and feel
  • High-value impression
  • Environmentally friendly solution
  • Superior optical appearance and tactile properties

Functional papers from Sappi with (almost) unlimited possibilities

Whether they are foodstuffs or other goods, all products have individual characteristics, which in turn place many different demands on their packaging solutions. Demanding requirements that cannot be met with just one standard paper product. At Sappi, we knew this from the very first steps of development. At a time when no one believed that there could be a complete paper solutions that could be both economical and recyclable.

It is for this reason, that we decided to develop a portfolio of papers that could be made available as a system solution for sustainable packaging. Our claim is innovation leadership.

Now you don’t become an innovation leader in the Functional Packaging Papers product area overnight. But many nights became day to become it. With one goal: to develop recyclable barrier and high-barrier papers, with and without heat-sealability, for our packaging customers and their suppliers. The result being that we are able to provide recyclable and future-proof flexible packaging.

Beyond that, our experts in development and consulting are prepared to answer very individual demands with an equally individual solution. A consulting advantage for our customers, which enables them to implement almost any packaging solution with our papers. We have a system for that too. Because the best system is only as good as an almost uncompromising consultation tailored to customer requirements.