US-based grease resistant paper manufacturer Expera Specialty Solutions has developed a new grease-resistant paper solution, FluoroFree, for the food packaging sector.
Developed under Expera's Grease-Gard brand in line with its Soar sustainability initiative, the new FluoroFree paper does not contain fluorochemicals and is designed to offer improved grease resistance for food wraps, clamshells, microwave popcorn bags, and fast food restaurant bags.
The newly launched papers are available in a variety of weights and finishes, as well as enhanced adhesive and printing properties.
According to Expera, Grease-Gard FluoroFree papers can be produced with bleached, natural, blended and post-consumer waste recycled options, which are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in direct-food-contact items.
Expera Specialty Solutions sales and marketing vice-president Robyn Buss said: “When there is a preference to have grease-proof products without the use of fluorochemicals, Expera Specialty Solutions has the unique capability of manufacturing them.
“Increasingly, consumers are looking for a fluorochemical-free option, and they still need the product to meet FDA requirements for food contact and be cost-effective and eco-friendly.
“At Expera we are uniquely situated to provide that option.”
In December 2016, the company introduced a new brand of its advanced line of saturating papers.