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Wrapping Candy Bars in Style: Advantages of Paper Backed Wax Laminated Foil


In the confectionery industry, presentation matters almost as much as taste. When you unwrap a candy bar, the first thing that catches your eye (should be) the elegant and attractive wrapper encasing the delectable treat. Have you ever wondered what goes into crafting these wrappers, or what the different packaging options are? Paper backed foils, a unique and quality wrapping material, bring a classic touch of luxury to elevate the unwrapping experience.


McLaughlin Paper Company: A Staple in Confectionery Packaging

For decades, McLaughlin Paper Company has been a name synonymous with quality and reliability in the packaging industry. Specializing in a wide range of paper-based packaging solutions, McLaughlin Paper Company has continually pushed the boundaries to provide superior products to our customers. From pressboards for rigid box making to gift wrap, our dedication to excellence has made McLaughlin products a preferred choice for businesses looking to package their products with care and finesse.


Advantages of Paper Backed Wax Laminated Foil

The marriage of paper, wax, and aluminum foil in the form of paper backed wax laminated foil has revolutionized candy bar wrapping. Let's explore the myriad benefits that have propelled this packaging material into the limelight:

  • Moisture Resistance: One of the prime enemies of candy bars is moisture, which can compromise their texture and taste. Paper backed wax laminated foil acts as a formidable shield, protecting the candy from moisture and humidity. This ensures that when consumers open the wrapper, they are greeted with a perfectly preserved and delightful candy bar.

  • Heat Sealability: The foil's wax layer facilitates heat sealing, providing an airtight seal that keeps the candy fresh and prevents any external contaminants from tampering with the treat. This feature not only preserves the candy's quality but also extends its shelf life. For customers looking to print on foil at high heat, McLaughlin also offers adhesive laminated foils.

  • Durability: The combination of paper and foil creates a robust packaging material that can withstand the rigors of handling, transportation, and storage. Candy bars wrapped in paper backed foil remain intact and unblemished, arriving in pristine condition to the hands of consumers.

  • Aesthetics: The visual appeal of a candy bar's packaging plays a pivotal role in attracting consumers. The reflective surface of the aluminum foil, along with the customizable paper backing, allows for endless creative possibilities. Whether it's vibrant colors, intricate designs, or branding elements, paper backed wax laminated foil can be tailored to capture the essence of the candy it envelops.

chocolate bars ready for foil wrapping
Wax laminated paper backed foils are perfect for your candy bar manufacturing line.

Examples of Candy Bars Wrapped in Paper Backed Foil


Numerous iconic candy bars have benefitted from the charm of paper backed foil. The shimmering elegance of the foil wrapper not only adds to the anticipation of indulging in the candy but also serves as a canvas for brand identity. Some well-known examples include:

  • Classic Chocolate Bars: Timeless chocolate bars, from milk chocolate to dark chocolate varieties, often sport foil wrappers that exude sophistication and a touch of nostalgia. These wrappers protect the delicate chocolate and contribute to the overall experience of enjoying the treat.

  • Nutty Delights: Candy bars that incorporate nuts and nougat fillings require robust packaging to prevent leakage and preserve freshness. Paper backed wax laminated foil rises to the occasion, ensuring that the candy bar's contents remain intact and delectable.

  • Limited Edition Releases: Special edition or seasonal candy bars deserve packaging that sets them apart. Paper backed wax laminated foil can be customized to celebrate occasions, holidays, or collaborations, making these releases even more memorable for consumers.

a chocolate bar wrapped in McLaughlin Paper Company's paper backed wax laminated foil
Not only can laminated foils preserve freshness and reduce moisture, high quality foil wrapping enhances presentation and the unboxing experience.

Crafting Perfection: The Manufacturing Process

Behind the allure of a shiny, pristine paper backed foil lies a meticulous manufacturing process that combines craftsmanship and modern technology. This process involves several key steps:

  • Extrusion Coating: The foundation of paper backed wax laminated foil begins with extrusion coating, where a layer of wax is applied onto a paper substrate. This waxy layer not only enhances the foil's handling properties but also forms a moisture-resistant barrier.

  • Lamination: The wax-coated paper is then meticulously laminated with a layer of aluminum foil. This marriage of materials creates a synergy that results in a durable, heat-sealable, and visually appealing packaging medium.

  • Slitting: The laminated material is carefully slit into rolls of various widths, allowing for customization based on the candy bar's dimensions. McLaughlin Paper’s laminated foil is versatile, and can be adjusted to cater to a wide range of packaging needs.

  • Printing: The final touch is printing, where the customizable paper backing becomes a canvas for branding, design elements, and product information. High-quality printing techniques ensure that the candy bar wrapper reflects the brand's identity and captures the consumer's attention.

Uncompromising Quality and Customer Satisfaction

At McLaughlin Paper Company, the pursuit of excellence extends beyond the manufacturing process. We place a paramount emphasis on quality assurance and customer satisfaction. To ensure the safety and reliability of its paper backed wax laminated foil products, McLaughlin Paper Company adheres to stringent standards and certifications, including FDA regulations, ISO guidelines, and BRC (British Retail Consortium) certification. These endorsements are a testament to the company's commitment to providing packaging solutions of the highest caliber.


Customer feedback further underscores the impact of McLaughlin Paper Company's offerings. Testimonials from clients who have experienced the benefits of paper backed wax laminated foil highlight the enhanced presentation, improved freshness, and brand elevation that this packaging material brings to their products. These success stories underscore the symbiotic relationship between McLaughlin Paper Company and our customers.

wax laminated paper backed foil
McLaughlin Paper Company's foils are available in a variety of colors and roll sizes to meet your manufacturing needs.

Paper backed foil reigns as an embodiment of innovation, quality, and creativity. Its multifaceted advantages, from moisture resistance to visual appeal, make it an indispensable tool for confectionery businesses striving to provide consumers with an exceptional experience. McLaughlin Paper Company's mastery in crafting this packaging marvel has solidified its position as a trailblazer in the industry.


As you look to enhance your candy bar packaging, consider the expertise and excellence that McLaughlin Paper Company brings to the table. By choosing paper foil from this trusted partner, you're not just wrapping candy bars; you're enveloping them in a symphony of protection, aesthetics, and brand identity. Contact McLaughlin Paper Company today and witness firsthand how innovation and quality can elevate your confectionery products to new heights.


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