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HST goes plastic free – with FOODBOARD™ for tea packaging

12.11.2020 - FOODBOARD™, Sustainability, Customer Stories

Over the 70 years of its company’s history, the mid-sized family business HST has earned an outstanding reputation and high market competence for medicinal teas and tea beverages – convincing pharmacists, large consumers and end consumers, as well as industrial companies and service providers. HST stands for quality, so for its cartonboard materials the company relies on our barrier cartonboard FOODBOARD™, which allows them to omit cellophane wrapping completely.

Quality along the entire production chain
HST covers the entire production process: design and construction of their own tea bag and packaging machines as well as production and filling in the two tea bagging plants of its traditional brands, the well-known Goldmännchen-TEE and the medicinal H&S Arzneitees only sold in pharmacies. The company’s quality standards are applied to the entire product chain – from cultivation to final packaging – with stringent controls at all process steps. For instance, the H&S Arzneitee is subject to strict medical regulations. Highly qualified laboratory technicians constantly monitor all relevant processing steps for guaranteed quality and safety.
Eco-friendliness has always been a central goal when it comes to materials and processes. HST is dedicated to using packaging materials that not only protect their products from unintended substances, but also benefit valuable raw materials cycles. The company thus relies on FOODBOARD™, our cartonboard with a functional barrier.

Sustainable protection without plastic wrap thanks to FOODBOARD™,
FOODBOARD™ protects tea from unintended substances like mineral oils, and thanks to its aroma impermeability preserves the content's natural flavour and aroma. These properties make it possible to dispense with the additional cellophane wrapping for the H&S Tee and Goldmännchen-TEE brands, which is a key benefit for the environment: FOODBOARD™ is completely recyclable and biodegradable. The cartonboard is a mono-material, a pure cartonboard solution, no extruded or laminated compound. Consumers can enjoy the full flavour experience of their favourite teas without worry.

“Throughout our entire history, it has always been important to us to combine the high quality of our products with sustainable actions. With our daily efforts we make our contribution to humanity and nature: From the very beginning, from the design of our machines all the way to the production of our brand name products, we take care to preserve resources. Tea is a natural product, packaged safely and sustainably in cartonboard, also a natural product. With its barrier properties, FOODBOARD™ protects our tea from migration, and at the same time is completely recyclable and biodegradable. That’s exactly what we need.” Dr. Wolfgang Klar, 3rd generation owner of HST.

Tee natürlich in Karton verpackt
HST uses FOODBOARD™ for sustainable food safety.

Interested? Datasheet and Samples of
FOODBOARD™ can be found here:



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