Cocoa Paper, An Eco-Friendly, Food-Safe Packaging Option
LeafLAB, Schweitzer-Mauduit International’s botanical materials "think tank" with considerable in-house R&D capabilities, gives a second life to these cocoa shells by transforming them into distinctive packaging and fibers solutions for the food, beverage and cosmetic industries.
Recently, LeafLAB began marketing its first products: Cocoa Paper and Cocoa Fibers. Created from cocoa shells (a delicate skin surrounding cocoa beans) and having acquired food contact certification, Cocoa Paper is the first natural paper especially imagined for chocolate and confectionery manufacturers, as well as specialized converters. Because it utilizes the cocoa shells, which have typically been considered a by-product, Cocoa Paper can be considered as an “eco-efficient ” alternative to classic packaging.