Las Vegas, 25 September 2017 - Charta Global, provider of office and graphical papers, food grade and packaging boards for North and South America and strategic partner to Asia Pulp & Paper, has announced its eco-friendly Foopak food and beverage packaging line offers products capable of biodegrading in a matter of 12 weeks. The Bio Natura Cup stock, providing the food and restaurant industries with a comprehensive family of sustainable packaging solutions, brings this sustainable option to an underserved part of the market.
Foopak Bio Natura Cup stock is FDA-certified and meets the standards with the FTC’s Green Guides for biodegradability and compostability. Through testing by the Isega Institute, Charta Global has maintained scientific evidence the stock can completely break down and return to nature by decomposing in a matter of 12 weeks. Additionally, the Bio Natura Cup stock can be safety composted in a facility or home compost pile.
Suitable for hot food and beverages, Bio Natura Cup makes use of an innovative biodegradable water based coating, a sustainable alternative to petroleum based coatings. This eliminates the need for expensive plastic separation in the recycling process, which many recycling facilities are unequipped to handle.
“Brands are looking for a way to deliver high quality food packaging that is also friendly to the environment. The Bio Natura Cup is fulfilling a market need for sustainable packaging solutions,” says Felix Koh, SVP and Business Unit Head for Asia Pulp & Paper. “Its innovative compostable attributes are helping brands continue to meet and exceed consumer expectations for recycling, biodegradable and compostable solutions”
According to the recently released Asia Pulp & Paper 2017 Paper & Packaging Consumer Trends Report, 52 percent of Americans find biodegradability important when it comes to food packaging in restaurants and grocery store food items.
About Charta Global:
Charta Global, headquartered in Anaheim, CA, sells an extensive portfolio of paper products which include: coated and uncoated for commercial and digital printing, coated folding carton boards, cast coated, food grade products, kraft, colored papers, briefcard, woodfree, photocopy & digital papers, carbonless, thermal, art and stationery products. Wholesale distributors and paper merchants throughout North and South America utilize Charta Global’s robust supply chain and logistics programs enabling just in time delivery for end use. As a strategic partner of the Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), Charta Global leverages a state of the art R&D network and leading sustainability practices of one of the world's largest fully integrated pulp and paper manufacturers with more than 20 million metric tons of paper and board manufacturing capacity. www.chartaglobal.com
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) is a trade name for a group of pulp and paper manufacturing companies in Indonesia and China. The APP Group of companies is one of the world’s largest vertically integrated pulp and paper companies, with an annual combined pulp, paper, and converting products capacity of over 18 million tons. APP-Indonesia and APP-China currently market their products in more than 120 countries across six continents. The majority of APP’s production facilities are Chain-of-Custody certified by SVLK, LEI and PEFC. More information can be found at www.asiapulppaper.com