Expera Specialty Solutions, a producer of innovative food packaging solutions, has expanded its food packaging and processing paper portfolio with the introduction of new Wax Alternative papers.

The firm’s SOAR Sustainable Food Packaging and Processing Papers are designed to have the ability to achieve multiple sustainability goals in a single product.

Expera Specialty Solution sales & marketing vice president Robyn Buss said: “Our Wax Alternative papers are manufactured without the addition of paraffin or other petroleum-based materials, creating a more sustainable alternative to the traditionally used quick service restaurant packaging.

“These products maintain a high-level of performance and are stronger on a pound-for-pound basis, allowing for improved yield and decreased transportation costs.”

Earlier, the firm has launched exclusive line of Grease-Gard FluoroFree papers expanding its SOAR line of Sustainable Food Papers to meet the needs of a growing and demanding market.

In addition to meeting a wide variety of grease resistant needs, the Grease-Gard FluoroFree papers offer a broad range of basis weights, array of finishes, and enhanced glueability and printability.

Buss added: “When there is a preference to have grease-proof products without the use of fluorochemicals, Expera Specialty Solutions has the unique capability of manufacturing them.

“Increasingly, consumers are looking for a fluorochemical-free option, and they still need the product to meet FDA requirements for food contact and be cost-effective and eco-friendly. We are uniquely situated to provide that option, as Expera has been manufacturing grease-resistant papers since the 1930s, well before the creation of fluorochemistry.”

Other product attributes included in the SOAR product portfolio include 100% natural virgin fiber – trulyNatural Papers, compostable papers, recycled content (FDA approved for Direct Food Content Post-Consumer Waste), and chain of custody forest certification.

Expera Specialty Solutions is engaged in manufacturing specialty paper products for use in the tape, pressure-sensitive release liner, industrial and food packaging segments.

The firm’s manufacturing platform includes machines at four mills located in Rhinelander, Mosinee, Kaukauna and De Pere locations, Wisconsin.