North American paper manufacturer and supplier Dunn Paper has launched a sustainable coated paper technology to act as an alternative to plastic packaging.

Named BiOrigin, the fluorocarbon-free product platform uses barrier and containment technology that contains no chromium or styrene.

The product has been launched after several years of development.

The company used bio-based coatings for the technology to meet renewability, recyclability and compostability requirements for certification.

Dunn uses bio-based polymers as a sealing agent to enhance product freshness while shielding products from external elements.

BiOrigin paper is printable and can be customised with clients’ preferred branding and designs.

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According to Dunn, the paper also offers enhanced functionality to improve safety and sustainability.

BiOrigin technology complies with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) food contact regulations and is certified by other third parties, including the US Department of Agriculture and the Biodegradable Products Institute.

Dunn technology and product development vice-president Scott McNutt said: “Long before the FDA took action to end the manufacturing and sale of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the US, Dunn had been working to develop paper grades that are PFAS-free.

“It was important to create an eco-friendly paper grade that was free from harmful chemicals and still delivered barrier performance.

“We used the latest technology in barrier-coated paper and paired it with our state-of-the-art grease, moisture and oxygen barrier coatings to create this second-to-none product that will benefit our customers and the environment alike.”

Dunn Paper specialises in providing sustainable speciality paper and tissue for various sectors, including the food, medical and speciality markets.