The sugar beet paper has a significantly lower environmental footprint. This is done in several areas: from reducing CO2 emissions and particulate matter formation to less agricultural land. Due to the local cultivation, fewer transport movements are also required.
We have now introduced this innovative packaging, which contains 20% of sugar beet fibre, in our industrial packaging portfolio. We succeeded in developing a 25kg bag which shows no substantial differences when comparing this to the standard paper bag. To determine whether they behave like standard bags during their life-cycle at customers, we have tested the packaging extensively, and with great results! Using locally sourced virgin fibres from sugar beet, this paper is suitable for food packaging. Fully FDA compliant and BfR36 approved.
Van Gilse packaging
Van Gilse will be the first brand to use sugar packaging made from its own sugar beet fibers. Since the summer of 2021, Van Gilse's 1 kg bags have been packed in sugar beet paper. After this we will expand the applications step by step, including our 750 gram bags.
How to recognize sugar beet paper?
The paper contains brown dots, which can be seen on the outside and inside of the packaging. These are dark pieces of crutch particles from the "skin" of the sugar beet. The sugar beet produces these cork particles for protection when it rubs against something, for example during transport.