Glassine Outshines Ordinary Packaging
What is Glassine?
Glassine is a smooth, translucent paper made from a manufacturing process called supercalendering. The paper pulp is beaten to break down the fibers. After pressing and drying, the paper web is passed through a stack of hard pressure rollers. This pressing of the paper fibers in the machine direction “buffs” the paper, producing a very smooth, enamel-like and acid-free surface.
Glassine is Green!
Eco-friendly glassine packaging can help lower your environmental footprint. JBM’s glassine paper starts with 100% sustainably managed forests. The paper is manufactured in an FSC® and PEFC® Chain-of-Custody certified facility. These certifications verify that the paper-based material originates from sustainably managed forests. These forests are managed in line with challenging environmental, social, and economic requirements.
Renewable and recyclable, glassine is the perfect alternative to replace non-renewable materials. It is fully recyclable and biodegradable. Glassine envelopes, packets, and bags are environmentally friendly alternatives to plastics, films, and foils. Free from coatings or dyes. The smooth glossy appearance is the result of the supercalendaring papermaking process, not waxes or coatings.
We’ve helped customers evolve to plastic-free packaging alternatives. From substituting plastic bags with custom branded, multiple-sized glassine sleeves for drinking cups, to replacing polyester bags and stickers with custom printed glassine envelopes sealed with Pull ‘n Stick adhesive for bath products. With glassine and our other pulp-based materials, we’re focused on helping reduce the packaging environmental footprint and developing a more sustainable everyday life.