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EarthBoard Now Available in U.S. for Food Packaging Use

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Smart Planet Technologies, Irvine, Calif., USA, this week announced the U.S. commercial availability of EarthBoard, now engineered for use in food packaging applications. EarthBoard has barrier properties for oils, fatty acids, and moisture, making it an applicable for packaging of food products in folding cartons. The board's mineral-based layer is FDA compliant for direct contact with food. The company notes that EarthBoard is environmentally advantageous for food packaging because the mineral-based layer reduces the use of polyethylene in barrier coatings, upgrades the brightness and printability of recycled fibers to be comparable to virgin fibers, and improves recyclability (less plastic from barrier coatings going into the paper recycling stream). More information is available online.


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