Ecological cellophane cuttings(+) The paper film with the plus for aroma and the environment!

J.N. Lüning & Co. has been your specialist for cellophane packaging for over 50 years!

Cellophan™, Natureflex, glass skin, cello blanks, cellulose hydrate or glass paper: these are all names and designations for the natural product cellophane.

Cellophane is made from the renewable raw material wood and combines not only outstanding usage advantages but also environmentally friendly aspects, as expected of modern packaging materials today. It is a thin, colourless and transparent packaging film. It consists of a cellulose regenerate and has the characteristic "cellophane grip" and crackling effect. Our "green" paper film is also breathable and compostable.

Have you ever considered wrapping (covering) your high-quality food in a natural product instead of plastic film? We will be happy to support you if a change towards more environmental awareness and aroma protection comes into consideration for you!

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General information

  • Our regenerated cellulose film is the oldest film packaging for direct food contact.
  • As early as 1908, the Swiss Jacques E. Brandenberger invented the paper film and launched it on the market under the Cellophan™ brand.
  • Until after the Second World War, Cellophan™ was practically the only packaging film in existence and is considered a pioneering plastic due to its transparency.
  • Cellophan™ (later cellophane) therefore became a common name for all forms of transparent film.
  • Many plastic films are still erroneously called "cellophane film" or "cellophane" today due to their popularity at the time.
  • The term Cellophan™ is composed of the raw material cellulose and the ancient Greek word "διαφανής; diaphanés" (transparent).
  • During production, cellulose from wood pulp, a cellulose pulp, is dissolved in caustic soda and carbon disulphide. The resulting viscous mass (viscose) is cleaned by means of filter presses and poured through a slit nozzle into a precipitation bath, which then causes the cellulose to precipitate. This process is then repeated several times. After the last bath, the cellulose film is dried on heated rollers and can then be wound up.

Why cellophane?

Our cellophane cut-outs(+) and toppers are particularly suitable for fresh food and bakery products because:

  • Water vapour permeability protects the aroma and freshness and prevents your products from drying out.
  • your fresh produce can continue to "breathe" and there is no condensation on the film, but it provides optimum protection against external influences.
  • the best possible protection against oxidation is guaranteed - this prevents unsightly discolouration.
  • Cellophane has a soft & silky feel, but is still firm to the touch.
  • Cellophane looks very high quality due to a light golden tone and a particularly valuable shimmering effect.

Due to the outstanding properties of this eco-packaging film, cellophane-protected food products also increase your customer satisfaction - we would be happy to help you turn your customers into regular customers!


Ecological footprint

Cellophane & plastic films (PP, PE,..) are fundamentally different in terms of their ecology:

  • Conventional plastic film is made from fossil raw materials and takes up to 500 years to biodegrade.
  • Cellophane is made with cellulose from wood, i.e. from renewable raw materials - and is garden compostable.

This is a very important point, considering the current discussions about plastic waste pollution of our earth in general and the threat of plastic to our marine inhabitants in particular. The legislature has also recognised this problem, which is reflected, for example, in the VerpackG (since 2019) and has been tightened up by the new amendment as VerpackG2 (since 2022). These steps and the strong desire of the end customers ensure that ecological packaging is increasingly favoured.