A new aluminium foil wrapper, called Unshredded Wrap, from Constantia Flexibles’ ends the frustration of chocolate lovers trying to peel off the protective layer in little bits. The ‘elastic’ coating on the foil means it comes off in one piece. To achieve this, Constantia Flexibles created a special ‘elastic lacquer’ which is applied on the foil (outside or inside). This enables easy unwrapping of small chocolate balls, eggs, seasonal products or even chocolate bars/tablets, as it stretches like an elastic band, so the wrapper comes off in one piece with no shredding. The lacquer is suitable for food contact and printability is not impaired according to company. This new wrapping material offers improved puncture resistance and there is potential for down gauging the aluminium foil used currently. Its sealability makes the foil suitable for chocolate bars/tablets – especially for those containing sharp ingredients such as nuts - as well as larger chocolate confectionery items, says the company.