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Solenis debuts resource hub for sustainable food and beverage paper packaging


April 27, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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Solenis has launched a new resource website for sustainable food and beverage paper packaging. Photo: Solenis

Solenis has launched a new online hub that the company says will help consumer brand owners and packaging converters with sustainable formulations for fast-food packaging, corrugated board, single-use cups and other food and beverage packaging elements.

The specialty chemical producer’s new site lets consumers explore environmentally friendly barrier coating options used in a wide range of single-use packaging materials, including cupstock, burger wrappers, folding cartons and moulded fibre bowls and plates.

From the resource centre, visitors can learn about Contour(SM) PFAS-free technology for moulded pulp applications. This innovation replaces polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) surface treatments used on plastics, and offers oil and water resistance in pulp-based items such as plates, bowls and clamshell containers. There’s also a downloadable infographic, “Unboxed! Exposing the Problem of PFAS in Food Packaging.”

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In addition, the hub provides packaging converters and brand owners with resources on biodegradable barrier coatings, including Solenis’ TopScreen barrier coatings for cupstock. An animation provides an overview of this recyclable and compostable technology for hot and cold cups, which was recognized as a 2019 winner in the Innovative Cup Liners category of the Next-Gen Cup Challenge.

Visitors can also browse information about additional TopScreen technologies, such as oil- and grease-resistant barrier coatings and bio-waxed based formulations. These advanced, plastics-free chemistries repel water and water vapour, hot and cold liquids and oils and greases.

The website offers a Solenis safety data sheet (SDS) library, as well as case histories. The Solenis Sustainability Report and company initiatives for sustainability are also available.