Food packaging

Archroma announces PFC, an ammonia-free barrier coating for food packaging

Packaging Solutions Company Archrome launched Cartaseal® VWAF, a new film-like coating for odorless 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 precoats that can be used to further improve packaging performance. .

The coating protects against grease, oils, water and steam which can affect the quality and freshness of a food. This product is a sustainable alternative to traditional PFC-based and plastic coatings, as it offers better potential for compostability and repulping. The VWAF coating breaks down with the paper once the recycling process takes place.

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It is FDA compliant and meets BfR requirements for food contact applications. The company is also EU Flower, Nordic Swan, Blue Angel compliant and rEACH registered.

“Consumers and regulators are paying increasing attention to how products are made, and rightly so,” says Andy Bell, head of Competence Center Chemicals at Archroma. “It is our responsibility as an industry to develop and convert technologies that reduce our impact on the environment and on human health. That’s exactly what we do at Archroma, with innovations like Cartaseal® VWAF. Because it is our nature.

For the company, there is “The Archroma Way towards a sustainable world: safe, efficient, improved, it is our nature”.