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Smurfit Kappa: New packaging solution for food industry

Smurfit Kappa developed an innovative new solution that prevents the migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons from packaging into food products.
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The patented Catcher Board MB12 uses a method that creates a blocking mechanism across the whole surface area of the packaging, including at the “cut edges” of the board unlike other so called “barrier” solutions.

Smurfit Kappa’s new offering responds fully to prospective legislation that Germany plans to introduce, which would prohibit measurable migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons into food.

The Catcher Board MB12 is the most innovative offering on the market. It is made using natural ingredients and adheres to Smurfit Kappa's industry-leading sustainability standards. It will be introduced as White Lined Chipboard and Solid Board.

A Smurfit Kappa spokesperson said: “In addition to blocking mineral oil migration across the whole surface area of the packaging, this new product looks, feels and reacts just like normal board during the manufacturing process. This means that our customers won’t have to change any of their packaging processes. We believe that by introducing the Catcher Board MB12 we are pre-empting our customers’ needs. If European legislation relating to materials in contact with food is introduced, at Smurfit Kappa we believe we will be in a position to offer an innovative product to our customers that will meet new regulatory requirements.”
 

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