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14
Dec

Get to know Kraft material in Depth

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The Kraft box has taken the packaging industry by storm due to its uniqueness and versatility. For many people, it does not hold much significance as they associate this box with some ordinary brown packaging that is not even customizable. To their surprise, the Kraft packages hold a unique style, customization, and elegance. They look rough, but this rough style is capable of providing businesses with paramount branding opportunities. Apart from the branding point of view, their recyclability and higher biodegradability capabilities are of no match. Let us have a look at the following insights about the Kraft packages, which make them stand out in the competitive environment.

100% recyclable:

The Kraft paper is obtained from organic or natural means, i.e., from unbleached wood pulp. This kind of material uses no bleach or dye, which further enhances its recycling properties. This material is used in the fabrication of Kraft box for its impressive recyclability. This enables the Kraft packages to be made brand new again by a three-stage process: collecting, condensing and pulping again. In the market, Kraft packaging is composed of almost 90% recycled Kraft paper. But some businesses ensure to make Kraft packages with 100% composition of recycled material. To your surprise, the printing and customizing capabilities of these boxes do not reduce with the recycling process. No doubt, they look rough, but they are perfectly smooth for printing.

Possess higher biodegradability:

As you know, wood pulp is a natural substance that makes it extremely biodegradable. The Kraft packaging usually takes 30 days to decompose when subjected to open atmospheric conditions. But their biodegradability depends chiefly on three factors, which are:

  • Oxygen level in the ecosystem
  • The proportion of bacteria, and
  • Level of humidity

The more these factors are present, the fewer days or time the Kraft packaging will take to decompose or biodegrade. Here, a question might arise that either it will decompose in your warehouses? You need not worry about that aspect since it requires oxygen, bacteria, and humidity in a specific amount that is not present in the warehouses. A warehouse is a controlled environment in which it is impossible for the Kraft packaging to decompose.

Kraft packages are uncoated:

Many people in the industry are unaware of the fact that Kraft packages are uncoated. As they are made from a less processed Kraft paper, this imparts a rougher texture to them. It is impossible or very hard to get coatings or lamination on the surfaces that have rough textures. As a result, no coatings or laminates mean that they will be enormously recyclable. This is because coatings or lamination on any packaging reduce its recyclability or recyclable properties. For easy recycling and smooth operation, the laminates and coatings need to be separated from the Kraft packages. So, uncoated Kraft packages are a great asset for ensuring eco-friendliness.

Sturdy and durable:

No one can question the integrity and durability of the structure of the Kraft packaging. Every business involved in the shipping process is accustomed to its strength. The Kraft material is known for its highly protective nature all across the globe. It delivers great defiance against the harmful elements. Name any potential damaging element, either it is sunlight, increasing or decreasing temperature, humidity, bacteria, chemicals, high-velocity wind, or moisture, etc., the Kraft packaging will resist all of them. Moreover, its rougher texture provides you with great resistance against chafing and scratching. During the shipping process, one of the burgeoning worries of the marketers is the safety and security of the delicate-natured items. With the Kraft packaging, this concern is wiped out of the equation completely due to its enhanced sturdiness.

Cost-competitive:

For any industry, the Kraft packages offer the simplest and cost-savvy way to package the items. They are cost-competitive in two ways:

  • Reduced shipping charges: At first, the consumption of material used in their fabrication process is less and locally available from some local vendors in the industry. Not only that, but their enormous storage space allows you to ship more products in a lesser number of freight trucks. 
  • Free marketing tool: Their rougher texture supports every type of printing method and produce a glossy and shiny appearance. This makes the printed information more eye-catchy and appealing to the eyes of the viewers. Talking about effectiveness, printing on these shiny surfaces worth it as you do not need to pay higher sums of money to the advertising agencies such as social or digital media. 

Reusable:

The packaging made from the Kraft material can be used again and again for different purposes, such as to store your important files, monthly bills, transaction receipts. Consider you have purchased a food item in the Kraft packaging, after consuming the food, you can reuse this box at your home to keep valuable things. The regular consumers in the industry know that reusing the Kraft packages does not reduce their strength over time. On average, they can be reused 6-8 times without the fear of the product inside breaking.

To conclude, the Kraft box is one of its kind due to its ultra-protective capabilities and rich-featured nature. It is exceptionally recyclable and can be used again and again approximately 6-8 times. Its surface is uncoated, which does not let any kind of lamination or coating affect the recycling ability. Talking about its cost-competitiveness and strength, it has no match in these aspects. 

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