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Cascades Sonoco’s FlexShield certified as compostable, recyclable and repulpable


February 23, 2022
By P&PC Staff

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Cascades Sonoco, a joint venture between Cascades and Sonoco Product Company, recently announced that its FlexShield coatings have received third-party certification for compostability from TUV Austria.

Additionally, Fiber Box Association has provided recyclability and repulpability certifications to the product.

“We are pleased that our entire FlexShield coating line has now achieved these important certifications,” said Jeff Stacy, market segment manager at Cascades Sonoco. “These certifications demonstrate our commitment to creating more sustainable packaging solutions for our customers and are the fruit of years of research and development efforts.”

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Cascades explained in a statement that FlexShield’s aqueous-based barrier coatings are designed for use in folding carton, cup, and foodservice container applications, where scoring and folding and heat sealing often create major challenges.

FlexSHIELD is a fully compostable product that provides polyethylene-like protection and ease of conversion at an economical price point.

Packaging treated with FlexShield is FDA, CFIA and EUR compliant for direct food contact.