What is kraft paper and what is it used for?

Kraft paper is also known as kraft paper and is a paper made from wood fibre pulp. Its inventor was the Swede Carl Dahn, who developed it in 1884 and its name comes from the German: “Kraft” means strength or vigour.

In recent years, it has become the paper of choice in many areas, due to its high strength, versatility and, above all, its low environmental impact. In fact, one of its main characteristics is that it is 100% recyclable and environmentally friendly.

Characteristics of kraft paper

It is a thick paper and its surface can be rough or flat. It can be found in different weights, depending on its intended use: from 20 to 120gr. As we said before, it is a very resistant material.

Its colour is brown and that is how we usually find it, and although it is true that nowadays it can be dyed in other colours, its natural colour gives off warmth, craftsmanship and a rustic atmosphere. Factors that are currently highly appreciated.

We are increasingly aware of the need to respect the environment as much as possible and to use products that are produced without damaging it and that are also recyclable and ecological. These characteristics make kraft paper an ideal alternative.

It is always necessary to take into account the use to which it is going to be put and, from here, to know which characteristics of kraft paper are the most suitable for the purpose for which it is to be used.

Uses of kraft paper

Thanks to the versatility of this product, its uses are very diverse. They are mainly used as wrapping, to make bags or envelopes, packages or packaging of different shapes.

They are used for transport, packaging, wrapping or protection. As one of the most malleable materials, it can be adapted to different needs, from gift wrapping, to the creation of corporate cards or even wedding invitations – even microwave popcorn uses this material as packaging!

Kraft paper is an eco-friendly method for your packaging, so if you are interested in adding quality to your product, we advise you to take a look at our Laminated Kraft Paper bags and their different options.


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