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Twin Rivers Paper’s EcoBarrier PFAS-free packaging papers receive compostability certification


November 24, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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The Twin Rivers Paper Company has received compostability certification from the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) for its portfolio of EcoBarrier PFAS-free packaging papers.

In order to receive the BPI compostability certification, products have to undergo extensive third-party testing to ASTM standards that ensure that the items can be safely cycled back into the soil at a commercial composting facility.

The BPI certification mark helps users identify whether an item is compostable or not.

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“In addition to meeting our customers’ stringent grease-resistance performance requirements, we’re committed to helping customers meet their sustainability goals,” stated Rachel Van Wychen, director of sales for specialty packaging and technical at Twin Rivers Paper. “With the achievement of BPI certification, our EcoBarrier products are 100 percent recyclable, biodegradable and compostable, making EcoBarrier papers the optimal substrate for sustainable packaging.”

Twin Rivers Paper was one of the first in the industry to commercialize a non-fluorinated oil and grease-resistant paper. The company has continued to leverage its barrier expertise and papermaking technology, expanding its FDA-compliant PFAS-free offering in April 2021 with the addition of EcoBarrier Plus paper engineered for heavy grease-resistant applications.

“Throughout the past decade, we’ve collaborated closely with converters and the largest fast-food, quick-serve and fast-casual restaurants to engineer and continuously optimize our portfolio of EcoBarrier PFAS-free packaging papers,” added Van Wychen. “Twin Rivers’ EcoBarrier papers are known in the industry for exceptional stain holdout, outstanding printability and hallmark converting performance, creating value for converters, food service providers and brand owners.”