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All About Food Wrapping Materials

     Proper food packaging is essential to preserve freshness and ensures safe handling. While many people have a misconception that paper and parchment paper are similar, there are a few differences that one should be aware of before using them.

Different Food Wrapping Materials

Greaseproof Paper

Also called as wax paper, the greaseproof paper is coated with a thin layer of wax on both sides. This wax barrier makes it an ultimate choice of cold foods with higher fat content, like pastries or cheese.

Butcher Paper

Coated with polyethylene, butcher paper is not as resilient to grease as wax paper. Butcher paper is a great choice for wrapping sandwiches, and layered paper can also be used to wrap meat or fish.

Baking Parchment

Parchment paper and the greaseproof paper looks almost the same but have a difference in heat resistance. Baking parchment has a silicone coating which gives it properties such as non-stick, moisture resistance, and extreme heat resistance. Parchment paper is perfect for wrapping high moisture or fat content foods such as sausage rolls, gooey chocolate chip cookies and doughnuts that are served hot.

Cling Film

Cling film is the low cost and fantastic option for greasy foods, hot or cold. Unlike other packaging materials, cling film provides a better barrier and ensures that no air gets to your product.

Things to Consider While Buying Food-Wrapping Materials

Market Placement

If you are the one who is selling fine foods and charge a premium, you cannot just give cheese to your customers carelessly wrapped in cling film. In such cases, using greaseproof paper is a more high-end, attractive option.


If you want the colour of the product to shine through, use greaseproof paper and parchment paper which are translucent.


Some businesses try to brand up the wrapping paper by stamping or printing a logo onto it. Yes, there are printed greaseproof paper suppliers in Australia who can do the job up to your expectation.

Environmental Friendly

Opt for food wrapping papers with the lightest carbon footprint, if you and your customers are environmentally cautious. Parchment papers are the best choice since they are recyclable and bio-degradable whereas cling films and butcher papers cannot be recycled and printed greaseproof paper is not bio-degradable.

Today, many retailers offer food-wrapping paper in rolls which is a far more convenient option than sheets, which take up lots of space, and get scuffed and ruined easily.

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The author of this article is the leading supplier of greaseproof paper with over a decade of experience in the industry. In this article, he explains the different types of food wrapping papers. Visit for more information.

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