Packaging solutions company Archroma has launched the Cartaseal® VWAF, a new film-like coating for odor-free food packaging. This barrier is perfluorinated compound- (PFC) and ammonia-free, and is part of the company’s PACK IT CLEAN system, which includes solutions for binders or pre-coats that can be used to further boost performance of packaging.
The coating protects from grease, oils, water and water vapor that can affect a food item’s quality and freshness. This product is a sustainable alternative to traditional PFC-based and plastic coatings as there’s better potential for compostability and repulping. The VWAF coating breaks down with paper once the recycling process takes place.
It is FDA-compliant and meets BfR requirements for food contact applications. The company has also compliance with EU Flower, Nordic Swan, Blue Angel and registered with rEACH.
“Consumers and regulators are increasingly attentive to how products are made, and rightfully so”, explains Andy Bell, Head of the Competence Center Chemicals at Archroma. “It is our responsibility as an industry to develop and convert to technologies that reduce our impact on the environment and on people’s health. That is exactly what we at Archroma do, with innovations like Cartaseal® VWAF. Because it’s our nature.”
For the company, there is, “The Archroma Way to a sustainable world: safe, efficient, enhanced, it’s our nature”.