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Verso Corp Introduces GlazeGuard, Oil and Grease Resistant Papers for Foodservice Packaging

Friday, June 03, 2016

By WhatTheyThink Staff

MEMPHIS, Tenn., -- Verso Corporation, a leading producer of flexible packaging, technical, and label and converting papers, today introduced GlazeGuard, a family of lightweight uncoated machine-glazed papers designed for demanding oil and grease resistant (OGR) foodservice applications.

The GlazeGuard product family is an integral part of the broader portfolio of Verso machine-glazed laminating and converting papers specifically designed for flexible packaging applications. Featuring OGR levels ranging from Kit 5 to Kit 8, GlazeGuard offers excellent runnability, converting performance and multiple PFOA-free chemistries, all key performance requirements for end-use applications such as sandwich and deli wraps, foodservice liners, microwave popcorn bags and laminated food pouches.

"Foodservice packaging converters and end users seeking OGR paper options with the right combination of quality, performance and run-to-run consistency will find that Verso's GlazeGuard OGR papers excel in these critical areas," said Mike Weinhold, Verso Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Development. "We will deliver these solutions with the same level of highly personalized customer service, experienced technical resources and overall attention to detail that customers have come to expect from Verso."

The GlazeGuard product line is produced on paper machine No. 5 at Verso's Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine, and offers several basis weights, ranging from 15.5 lb. to 33 lb. (3000 sq. ft.), each optimized for specific end uses. According to Jason Handel, Verso Group Vice President of Product Development and Technical Sales, "The No. 5 paper machine has a long-standing reputation for producing OGR papers with outstanding quality and consistent performance. These products, which we have branded as GlazeGuard, will quickly be recognized as excellent, reliable solutions for demanding OGR applications."

For more information on GlazeGuard or other products in Verso's broad specialty papers offering, email specialtypapers@versoco.com or visit versoco.com/specialtypapers.

 

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