Next generation of sustainable barriers through new PFAS-free adhesive starch formulations

Alex Nevels

Within the packaging sector, environmental concerns and consumer expectations are driving forward the demand for renewable and biodegradable packaging solutions. Paper and board are excellent packaging materials, but their porosity and absorbance need to be overcome with the use of barriers. This firm’s novel sustainable barrier starches meet the current PFAS-free requirements for barriers in food-contact paper and boards, such as OGR paper & board or mineral-oil barrier board. However, there remains a requirement for a sustainable, renewable and biodegradable barrier material that also is sealable.

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