Tambrite Aqua+ is said to be fluorochemical-free, and resistant to grease and moisture and designed to minimise the need for fossil-based plastics and improve recyclability after the use
Finland-based pulp and paper company Stora Enso has launched a circular packaging material, Tambrite Aqua+, for frozen and chilled food packaging.
Tambrite Aqua+ is designed to lower the need for fossil-based plastics and improve recyclability after the use of the packaging.
Tambrite folding box board offers stiffness and bulk along with extra printability, runnability, and robustness.
According to Stora Enso, Aqua+ is a new water-based dispersion coating that delivers the necessary protection and food safety.
The dispersion coating reduces the use of plastic, which is more prone to costs incurred by packagers, like extended producer responsibility (EPR) fees.
The pulp and paper company said that the latest offering is said to be fluorochemical-free, and resistant to grease and moisture.
Tambrite Aqua+ also comes with the PAP21 logo that validates that it is easily recyclable with board waste streams and normal paper.
Stora Enso Barrier Solutions business development manager Sofia Hallbäck said: “Consumers have been clear in their wishes to use more circular packaging in their day-to-day lives. In Tambrite Aqua+, we are proud to be offering a renewable fibre-based packaging material that is designed for easy recycling.
“This solution proves that the requirements of packaging for frozen and chilled food, as well as the more demanding dry food, can be met using innovative new technology.”
Additionally, Aqua dispersion coatings increase the fibre yield from the material during recycling efficiently.
In comparison to alternative barrier solutions, the presence of dispersion coating enables more fibres to be recovered in the recycling process.
Hallbäck added: “By incorporating Aqua+ technology to Tambrite’s rich heritage and hard-earned reputation for packaging excellence, we are continuing our mission of replacing fossil-based materials with renewable products.”
Last month, the company introduced its recyclable and peelable Trayforma BarrPeel board material for vacuum-packaged fresh food like cold cuts, single-portion meats, fish, and cheese.