Top 5 Kraft paper uses

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Kraft paper is a popular and versatile packaging choice. This long-standing packaging favourite has stood the test of time and continues to do so, thanks to its strength, versatility and suitability across countless applications.

Kraft paper is used in a wide range of industrial and commercial operations and is a popular choice for personal use. If you’re looking to find out more about this high-quality packaging, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve compiled our top 5 Kraft paper uses to help inspire you, as well as provide answers to the most common questions around this popular packaging.

What is Kraft paper?

Kraft paper is a high tear-resistance paper that is made from a mixture of virgin and recycled chemical pulp. Fully recyclable, this eco-friendly paper boasts high elasticity, burst and wet strength, making it a perfect choice for a host of applications and uses.

This robust wrapping paper is often available in natural brown/pure paper rolls, as well as vibrant, coloured and patterned Kraft paper varieties. Here at Transpack, we proudly stock both.

What is Kraft paper used for?

With its high tear-resistance, wet strength and robust qualities, Kraft paper is used across an extensive range of industrial and commercial applications and boasts countless uses including:

  • Heavy-duty industrial packaging
  • Gift wrapping
  • Void filling
  • Tray lining
  • Arts and crafts/scrapbooking
  • Protective wrapping

Top 5 Kraft paper uses

1.)    Protection

Due to its durable, tear-resistant and robust qualities, Kraft paper makes for the perfect solution to protect goods in transit during packaging and shipping. Its superb burst and wet strength means it can withstand both extreme temperatures and pressures to safely protect your materials in transit.

Having anti-slip layers of Kraft paper between pallets, boxes and bags reduces the risk of breakages and protects goods in transit.

Fully recyclable, your goods will not only be safely protected from dispatch to delivery, but you will also be adopting eco-friendly and sustainable business practices by investing in this recyclable packaging option.

Here at Transpack, we supply an array of eco-friendly packaging solutions, including our Kraft paper range.

2.)    Food Wrapping

Nothing quite beats the look and feel of a delicious deli-style sandwich or fresh bakery item nicely packaged up then wrapped in brown paper. This gives an authentic deli feel and packaging style reminiscent of a traditional bakery.

Due to its high tear-resistance, ability to withstand grease and liquid, any leakages that come through the item’s wrapped packaging and onto the Kraft paper won’t cause a mess.

Kraft paper is a popular, recyclable and cost-effective choice for point of purchase food wrapping.

3.)    Arts and crafts

Kraft paper is highly versatile and available in a variety of colour shades, including metallic gold and silver.

If you are looking for a handy and eye-catching addition to your arts and crafts project, coloured Kraft wrapping paper is the perfect solution.

As well as a variety of craft projects and scrapbooking, vibrant coloured Kraft paper offers a perfect backdrop to any bulletin board. Whether this is a family memo board, school display or scrapbooking project, its eye-catching patterns and wide spectrum of colourful hues are sure to give your arts and crafts project a vibrant lift.

4.)    Gift packaging

Whether you’re looking to package your products so they stand out on the shelves, are sending parcels through the post or wrapping gifts for special occasions, Kraft paper will turn heads and raise smiles.

Create a traditional packaging feel by teaming up pure brown Kraft paper with a selection of vintage, patterned ribbon or twine.

Kraft paper makes for the perfect gift box or traditional hamper lining and is the perfect packaging for items with a risk of leakages, such as oils, alcohol, toiletries or wrapped food items.

5.)    Void fill

Kraft paper adds the ultimate ‘wow’ factor to deliveries and plays a much bigger part than simple void fill or shopping box filler.

Create a positive first impression for recipients of your products by utilising the robust and protective nature of Kraft paper but with the added consideration of presentation.

Contact Transpack today

If you are looking to showcase, package or protect your products and need high-quality Kraft paper, contact Transpack today. Our premium range of natural and coloured Kraft paper is just what you’re looking for.

If you have any questions about Transpack’s packaging solutions, please get in touch. Our expert team will be more than happy to answer any queries you have.

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