A cup of fragrant coffee is a great way to treat yourself for a moment. Whether on a quiet morning or a hectic afternoon at work. It is often part of a get-together with friends in the city or other meetings. Statistics also prove the popularity of coffee. In 2020/2021, more than 166 million 60-kilogram bags of coffee were consumed worldwide. Since our subsidiary Chemosvit Folie also produces packaging for this commodity, let’s take a look at the importance of a thing that is taken for granted – packaging.
In order for the customer to enjoy the delicious taste of coffee, the packaging must have the right barrier properties. These protect the beans from moisture, heat and other environmental factors. At the same time, they ensure that the coffee retains its freshness and reaches the customer in optimal condition. As with any product, the appearance of coffee packaging is important too. It should attract the customer and make him look forward to what is inside.
At Chemosvit Folie, they know very well that the production of packaging for coffee is a real challenge. The complexity of production is increased by a combination of various functions and printing elements. The traditional solution is a structure consisting of PET, aluminium and PE film. Another option is a combination of PET, metallized PET and PE film. Own PE production enables Chemosvit Folie to offer its customers also individual packaging solutions that will meet their needs.
Of course, there are also more sustainable solutions they are constantly looking for. They try to eliminate PET and aluminium from the structure or use polyolefin barrier structures. They also work on monostructural materials – PE- or OPP-based films.
As coffee is a luxury product, various effects are used in packaging graphics to underline this attribute. Flexographic printing, gravure printing and offset printing are used. Finishing includes glossy and matte lacquers or a paper touch effect. Sealable lacquer or easy opening of the packaging without the use of scissors is no exception.
All these possibilities contribute to making a cup of coffee a pleasant and fragrant experience for the end customer.