Sept. 7, 2021 - Holmen Iggesund announced the launch of its paperboard coated with "Bio E", a barrier coating solution made from 75 percent renewable raw materials and approved for industrial composting. This bio-based coating is both liquid and grease resistant. It fulfils European and US FDA requirements for food contact, which makes it suitable for all kinds of food packaging, the company said.
Bio E is also approved for use in microwave ovens.
"The previous generation of bio-based barriers were made from about 30 percent renewable raw materials, so Bio E offers a big improvement," explained Per Berglund, Product Manager Value added Products, Holmen Iggesund. "Additionally, Bio E has been approved for industrial composting."
According to Holmen Iggesund, Bio E is another step in the ongoing efforts to develop completely fossil-free barrier coatings that don't compromise any of the robustness, safety or functionality achieved with traditional plastic-based (PE) barrier coatings.
Bio E is offered in combination with several of Holmen Iggesund's paperboards.
With headquarters in Iggesund, Sweden, Holmen Iggesund produces paperboard brands Invercote and Incada, which are manufactured in two paperboard mills: Iggesund Mill in Sweden and Workington Mill in the United Kingdom. To learn more, visit: www.iggesund.com.
SOURCE: Holmen Iggesund
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