register free | resend password


Barrier-coated paperboard – the alternative to plastic for smart packaging

ID: 1559744
recent pressrelease next pressrelease

(businesspress24) - The hunt for materials that can replace plastic is intense. Innovation work is being done on a global scale to find renewable alternatives to plastic so that humanity can reduce the huge impact on the environment from our use of plastic. Many solutions are being tried but we still have no material with all of plastic

Proven packaging solutions already exist that combine a renewable material such as paperboard with a small amount of plastic, reducing their climate impact by over 80 per cent compared with traditional all-plastic packaging.

One very common type of food packaging is the plastic tray, which is then sealed for its onward journey to the consumer. Instead of making the entire tray of plastic, an easy alternative is to replace the plastic with a composite material consisting of renewable paperboard with a thin plastic layer that supplies the barrier properties needed to protect against moisture, grease and aromas. The stiffness and strength required for the construction comes from the paperboard


Various types of packaging made of plastic-coated paperboard have existed for decades. But thanks to the latest advances in paperboard manufacture, they have gained better functionality and reduced their climate impact. The debate over fossil versus renewable materials and their respective climate impacts has further placed the combination of plastic and paperboard in an increasingly positive light.


At least three serious problems are linked to humanity

The large climate impact due to the fossil raw material
The lack of biodegradability, which leads e.g. to plastic collecting in the oceans
The low level of recycling

Today bioplastics are possible alternatives in some cases. These do have a better origin than traditional plastic materials but their climate impact is still only marginally lower than that of the traditional plastics and they are often extremely hard to recycle. Bioplastics can also be difficult to handle in packaging manufacturers



But the plastic issue doesnpact.


While waiting for the materials manufacturers to find new, fossil-free barriers, the market is demanding packaging made of paperboard coated with either traditional plastic or bioplastic.



More information:
https://www.realwire.com/releases/10ZiG-and-Zoom-Come-Together-for-Best-Video-and-Best-Audio-Performance http://www.ins-news.com/en/100/882/2704/barrier-coated-paperboard-the-alternative-to-plastic-for-smart-packaging.htm?



Keywords (optional):

paperboard, packaging, food-packaging, recycling, sustainability, replacing-plastic,



Company information / Profile:

Iggesund Paperboard is part of the Swedish forest industry group Holmen, one of the world’s 100 most sustainable companies listed on the United Nations Global Compact Index. Iggesund’s turnover is just over €500 million and its flagship product Invercote is sold in more than 100 countries. The company has two brand families, Invercote and Incada, both positioned at the high end of their respective segments. Since 2010 Iggesund has invested more than €380 million to increase its energy efficiency and reduce the fossil emissions from its production.

Iggesund and the Holmen Group report all their fossil carbon emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project. The environmental data form an integral part of an annual report that complies with the Global Reporting Initiative’s highest level of sustainability reporting. Iggesund was founded as an iron mill in 1685, but has been making paperboard for more than 50 years. The two mills, in northern Sweden and northern England employ 1500 people.

PressRelease by

Requests:



PressContact / Agency:



published by: INewsService
print pressrelease  send to a friend  

Date: 07/28/2020 - 11:12
Language: English
News-ID 1559744
Character count: 2762
Kontakt-Informationen:
Firma: Iggesund Paperboard
Ansprechpartner: Therese Rahm Feedback to businesspress24.com about Pressrelease-id:
Stadt: Iggesund
Telefon: +46 70 595 56 10

Meldungsart: Product
Versandart: send
Freigabedatum: 28.07.2020
Comments:



Number of hits: 291

Linking-Tips:



Direct Link to this PressRelease:






We would appreciate a link in your News-, Press- or Partner-Site.

Comments on this PressRelease






All members: 9 438
Register today: 0
Register yesterday: 0
Members online: 0
Guests online: 54


Don't have an account yet? You can create one. As registered user you have some advantages like theme manager, comments configuration and post comments with your name.