Chapelton hits the right note with [email protected]

Press release from the issuing company

Kent-based speciality paper and cartonboard supplier, Chapelton, has announced that it will distribute dual ovenable, biodegradable, recyclable (as a mono-material) and compostable Eco food barrier grade, called [email protected], from Finnish manufacturer Plastiroll. 

[email protected] is a dispersion coated SBS board, which has been approved and certified for food contact applications. It is suitable for a wide range of direct food contact uses, including dual ovenable trays and bakery products to temperatures up to 220°C, [email protected] and has a heat sealable coating. The unique food barrier product is not only recyclable, compostable and repulpable, but it is also grease, moisture resistant and is mouldable.

Due to its unique ‘green’ product qualities, [email protected] is ideal for use in food barrier applications, providing distinct advantages when compared to traditional barriers such as PET grade materials, which are neither compostable nor biodegradable, whilst the plastic in PET grades will also need to be separated from the board in waste disposal meaning higher recycling fees will be incurred which are not relevant to [email protected] as it classed as a mono-material. 

Plastiroll is a privately owned, Finnish company, founded in 1983. Plastiroll develops and manufactures biodegradable and compostable materials for the packaging industry, in particular compostable and recyclable barrier paper and board materials for the food packaging sector, as well as for other applications. With a turnover of 32m Euros in 2015, the company has two manufacturing sites in Ylöjärvi, near Tampere, Finland.

Commenting on the distribution deal for the Eco barrier food grade, [email protected], Chapelton Managing Director, Neil Skelton, stated, “We have already had great successes with the product, with end uses such as airline meals, high end ready meal packaging, cook in box applications amongst others. Our arrangement with Plastiroll works very well as they provide us with the flexibility not offered by other suppliers.”

Renowned for high quality products, innovative materials and outstanding customer service, Chapelton are a leading independent paper and board supplier, servicing the UK and Irish print and packaging sectors and dealing with many of the major global paper and board manufacturers. 

With a 31-year trading history and operating from a facility in Aylesford, Kent, Chapelton is a privately-owned company. Chapelton employs a team of experienced personnel to deal with its international manufacturing clients, and handle the array of cartonboard, paper and speciality products that it supplies.


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