Glassine paper is a translucent, smooth, glossy paper that is water, and grease-resistant. Glassine is also made from wood pulp, making it a fully recyclable and biodegradable material that is food-safe.
Due to its grease-resistant and food-safe nature, glassine is ideal for packaging a wide assortment of food products.
- Food-safe material
- Air, water, and grease-resistant
- 100% recyclable and biodegradable
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Glassine is a transparent, smooth, glossy paper that is water and grease-resistant through 'supercalendering'. The smooth, translucent properties of glassine showcase what's inside, making it the perfect choice for baked goods, candies, candles, soaps, or other handmade goods. As glassine is not waxed or chemically finished during manufacturing and is primarily made from wood pulp, glassine is fully recyclable and biodegradable. Paired with food-safe ink alternatives like soy/vegetable inks, glassine bags are the perfect choice for packaging food.
Before manufacturing glassine paper, specialized wood pulp is needed. Unlike most other paper forms, the necessary wood pulp to manufacture glassine paper requires fully complete lignin separation to undergo the 'supercalender' process. At first, trees are chipped into wood chips and cooked to break the chemical bond of 'lignin' to separate the cellulose. This pulp slurry is then bleached, treated, and squeezed into molds, and then set to dry into sheets. Next, the fibers mat and intertwine as paper sheets form. Once dried, this material is then 'calendered', or pressed between multiple high-pressure hot cylinders called calendars to give it its smooth, glossy, translucent finish.