DeLaval launches ecopaper EP1000, an udder hygiene paper made from 100% recycled fibre. It paves the way for DeLaval to create an udder hygiene paper assortment based on 100% recycled fibre.

Stockholm, Sweden 20 October, 2015 DeLaval launches ecopaper EP1000, which uses  cartons’ cellulose fibres to produce a soft, absorbent and resistant udder hygiene paper  towel. DeLaval ecopaper EP 1000 is ideal for pre-milking cleaning as it absorbs any liquid without tearing and is gentle on teats and udders. It is the latest innovation from Lucart, TetraPak’s long-term partner in recycling. 

A good milking and udder preparation routine reduces mastitis incidences in herds and improves milk letdown. By securing that the teats are clean and dry, milkers help to prevent the spread of contagious bacteria, avoid cluster kick-off, and contribute to keeping teats in good condition. DeLaval ecopaper EP1000 is part of the DeLaval udder hygiene assortment, including products such as DeLaval udder soaps, Drycel™ and Biocell™.

“It is important to properly prepare the teats for milking, as the goal is to milk a clean dry teat: this is to prevent unwanted bacteria being transferred,” says Nathalie Albrecht, solutions Manager, DeLaval. “Whether the milker uses a foaming solution or another udder preparation solution, it is important to wipe the teat off carefully with a soft paper towel that will absorb properly and be strong enough to keep it from falling apart. This is the case for DeLaval ecopaper EP1000”.

DeLaval ecopaper EP 1000The launch also marks an important strategic step for DeLaval as it commits to rolling out more solutions based on recycled material. This also makes it possible for food producers to become more sustainable, in line with the DeLaval vision.

“This is yet another great example on how we can create synergies within the Tetra Laval group“, says Jan Agri, Sustainability Manager at DeLaval. “At DeLaval we are committed to make possible a more sustainable future for our customers, and this solution fits perfectly”.

Thanks to the latest recycling technology, all materials from beverage cartons can be recycled into new, everyday products. Ecopaper, made out of 100% cellulose fibres recycled from French used beverage cartons, is a unique product which is made in France by Lucart. This is a great example of a circular economy concept applied in our industry at the European level and an example of successful collaboration in the value chain from consumer packaging to B2B solutions” says Anne-Sophie Verquère, Communications Director, Tetra Pak France.

“Launching in Delaval’s range is yet another new success story for our ecopaper, the latest real innovation on the tissue paper market”, saysJean-Pierre Bohm, AFH sales director for France and North EuropeLucart.

Product specs:

  • Available in two layer rolls
  • Can be ordered in twin pack 1000 sheet rolls
  • Safe for food contact
  • 100% Ecolabel
  • Sheets 350 x 255 mm
  • Paper weight: 21.5 g/m2

Core benefits:

  • Effective pre-milking cleaning of teats and udder
  • Helps safeguard milk quality
  • Gentle on teats and udders
  • Made from 100% recycled fibres products
  • Ideal sheet size to clean 1 udder

Availability:

The product is available in: Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Turkey.

For more information:

Kristina Hunter Nilsson
Manager External Communications

+46 72 5099992
kristina.hunter-nilsson@delaval.com

About DeLaval
DeLaval is a worldwide leader in milking equipment and solutions for dairy farmers, which make sustainable food production possible, warranting milk quality and animal health. Our solutions are used by millions of dairy farmers around the globe every day.

DeLaval was founded more than 135 years ago in Sweden, when the visionary Gustaf de Laval patented the cream separator. Today, DeLaval has 4,500 employees and operates in more than 100 markets. DeLaval, alongside Tetra Pak and Sidel, is part of the Tetra Laval Group. See more at www.delavalcorporate.com.