The innovative and sustainable cooperation between Fredman Group and De Monchy InternationalWax paper: the result of an innovative and sustainable cooperation between Fredman Group and De Monchy International
In the services of the Finnish company Fredman Group, two things are central: "the kitchen" and sustainability. Everything is focused on sustainable solutions, services and products for both private and commercial kitchens. Examples of products supplied by Fredman Group are baking paper, coffee filters, cardboard packaging (for take-away) and baking molds in all shapes and sizes. Since January, Fredman Group has expanded its range with a new product: wax paper.
This product has been launched on the consumer market with the main goal of preserving food in a sustainable way and guaranteeing the quality of the food. However, that is not all and only the visible end result. The development of this product is preceded by a cooperation between Fredman Group and De Monchy International that focuses on innovation and sustainability.
Wax paper: the result of an innovative and sustainable cooperation between Fredman Group and De Monchy International
Timo Ouwendijk, Business Unit Manager Waxes De Monchy International: “The first contact between De Monchy International and Fredman Group took place about 3 years ago. I was approached by a Fredman Group intern who was researching sustainable packaging. She was specifically interested in Carnauba wax for the packaging industry. Because of the extremely hard structure of Carnauba wax, my first thought was don’t do it. However, I was also triggered right away. Producing wax paper with Carnauba as a protective layer would be a great development. As a result, the contact has intensified and we eventually started working together. In retrospect, this has definitely been a good choice. The innovative character of the organizations is characteristic of both Fredman Group and De Monchy International. We both take innovative requests and questions from the market seriously. This ensures a good match and excellent cooperation, which ultimately resulted in a new product.”
Jens Rosenqvist, Development and Design Director (Non-Digital Solutions) Fredman Group: “The entire cooperation with De Monchy International stems from customer requests. The idea to develop wax paper comes from the market. Wax paper basically resembles baking paper. However, it is special because the paper is provided with a layer of wax on one side. The wax ensures that no moisture gets through the packaging. This allows food to be stored or carried in a natural way. The material is completely based on natural ingredients. De Monchy International takes care of the supply of the waxes. We work with them because the waxes they provide are sustainable. As a result, the cooperation with De Monchy International fits in perfectly with the sustainable ambitions and strategy of Fredman Group.”