lundi 23 mars 2009

Recyclable Barrier Coatings Offer Alternative

The environmentally-friendly coatings can be used to replace wax boxes.

A number of factors have combined to create renewed interest in recyclable barrier coatings as an alternative to waxed boxes and for other applications of paperboard packaging.

OCC is in tight supply and increasing in price due to export demand for new mills in China and Vietnam. Walmart’s “Packaging Scorecard” is providing incentives to develop recyclable packaging materials. Tipping fees for non-recyclable waste going to landfill or incinerators is increasing. As much as 10 percent of a supermarket company’s profits can be spent separating non-recyclable waxed boxes and other non-recyclable packaging materials.

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