Koehler with new sales partner for France, Spain, and Portugal

Koehler and heinzelsales announce Partnership for Flexible Packaging

Koehler partners with heinzelgroup to sell specialty paper for flexible packaging.(Photo Credit: Shutterstock)

GERMANY • With its announcement less than a year ago that it was making a major investment in its Kehl mill, the Koehler Paper Group (Oberkirch/Germany) took the first step towards a new paper machine capable of producing papers for flexible packaging. Koehler has now acquired Wilfried Heinzel AG, also known as heinzelsales, as an experienced partner to market the papers for flexible packaging in France, Spain and Portugal.

Together with heinzelsales, Koehler wants to work on securing the future business success of single-sided coated papers with barrier functions and sealing ability. The papers for flexible packaging are used in a wide variety of products. These include chocolate and muesli bars; pudding and granola; sugar sticks; bags for instant soups, rice, and pet food; ice cream cones; banderoles and lids for yogurt cups; and much more.

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Koehler’s goal is to replace plastic in these flexible packaging materials with paper wherever possible and practical in order to help replace nonrecyclable packaging with paper.

Wilfried Heinzel AG is the global sales network of the Heinzel Group, based in Vienna, Austria. In partnership with producers from across the globe, the company sells a wide range of paper and pulp grades through local sales specialists in Europe and other regions of the world.

The Koehler Paper Group is a manufacturer of specialty papers and now also moving into the field of papers for flexible packaging with its new PM8 paper machine. With over 1,800 employees at its four locations, Koehler produces more than 500,000 tons of various specialty papers and, at the same time, operates various power plants in order to be able to generate 100 percent of the energy for paper production from renewable sources in the medium term.

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