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Directly from champagne comes Favini’s new paper for Veuve Clicquot

16 Oct
2015

Veuve Clicquot Naturally Clicquot Favini DS SMITH

The French champagne house has turned to Favini to produce ecological paper obtained from grape skins.

Favini, a company with extensive experience in developing high-quality ecological papers using organic by-products, in collaboration with both the champagne house Veuve Clicquot and DS Smith, has created Naturally Clicquot 3. This is a new, fully biodegradable and recyclable packaging that embodies both innovation and elegance.

Naturally Clicquot 3 is the result of a creative reuse of by-products from the production of Veuve Clicquot champagne. After the pressing of the grapes, through an environmentally friendly process, the skins of the grapes are given a new life. Favini’s experience in creating paper from agro-industrial waste means that these skins can be specially processed to become a raw material that can be used to produce a unique ecological paper that uses 25% less virgin fibre.

In order to produce the innovative paper used as ecological Veuve Clicquot packaging, Favini adds the by-product to the production process, blending it with water and natural fibres in order to replace a portion of the cellulose from tree origin.

The new Naturally Clicquot 3 packaging is a unique product that has been developed exclusively for the French champagne house with the help of both Favini and DS Smith. It provides a new application for the waste from the production of one of the most famous champagnes and also replaces one quarter less virgin fibre used within the paper process. To further enhance the ecological nature of this packaging, solvent-free inks are used for the graphics and a cane sugar compound has been used as glue for the labels.

Having conducted hundreds of hours of research and fine-tuning along with 25 years of experience in the field of alternative raw materials, Favini is the ideal partner for Veuve Clicquot to produce the first packaging made out of grape skins. Indeed, the champagne house has always had a focus on innovation and on constantly seeking environmentally friendly solutions.

Veuve Clicquot - Naturally Clicquot 3 Favini DS SMITH

Thanks to the innovative paper-production process that Favini has designed, the grape skins have gone from being a natural protection for the precious grape pulp to a stylish presentation box for the exclusive resulting champagne. The entire grape is being used. The grape juice becomes wine, and the skin is transformed into packaging.

For more information about the Naturally Clicquot 3 line and the process of reusing these by-products, see: www.naturally.veuveclicquot.com


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