SWEDEN (News release) -- Holmen Iggesund launches paperboard coated with Bio E, a barrier coating solution made from 75% renewable raw materials and approved for industrial composting.
"The previous generation of bio-based barriers were made from about 30% renewable raw materials, so Bio E offers a big improvement. Additionally, Bio E has been approved for industrial composting," says Per Berglund, Product Manager Value added Products, Holmen Iggesund.
Bio E is a huge 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.
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. Bio E is also approved for use in microwave ovens.
Holmen Iggesund is the premium paperboard company for purposeful solutions.