Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, has launched a new online hub to 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.
As demand for sustainable solutions grows, converters and brand owners are increasingly challenged to find functional and cost-effective alternatives to environmentally harmful plastics such as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and polyethylene (PE). The online hub reportedly helps visitors navigate environmentally friendly barrier coating options used in a wide range of single-use packaging materials.
From the resource center, visitors can learn about Contour(SM) PFAS-free technology for molded pulp applications. This cost-competitive, easy-to-implement innovation replaces PFAS surface treatments, offering superior oil and water resistance in pulp-based articles such as plates, bowls and clamshell containers. There’s also a downloadable infographic, “Unboxed! Exposing the Problem of PFAS in Food Packaging.”
In addition, the hub reportedly provides packaging converters and brand owners with resources on biodegradable barrier coatings, including TopScreen™ Barrier Coatings for Cupstock. An animation provides an overview of this recyclable and compostable technology for hot and cold cups, recognized as a 2019 winner in the Innovative Cup Liners category of the prestigious 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 vapor, hot and cold liquids and oils and greases.
“This new resource hub is meant to help food packaging companies and brands make sense of new innovations in eco-friendly, food-grade barrier coatings and molded pulp technology,” said Richard Brooks, global marketing director, Solenis. “Our goal is to provide formulations that help converters and brand owners meet or exceed performance requirements while satisfying increasing sustainability demands from consumers and regulatory bodies.”
The website provides easy access to a Solenis safety data sheet (SDS) library, as well as case histories. The Solenis Sustainability Report and company initiatives for sustainability are also available.
For more information, visit https://www.solenis.com.