EcoShield recyclable paper and linerboard is now available from Cortec’s European subsidiary, EcoCortec plant. EcoShield barrier paper is designed as an alternative to polyethylene and wax papers with comparable water vapour properties, allowing it to be employed in a variety of applications such as packaging oily and greasy parts or protecting other moisture sensitive components.
EcoShield barrier paper is the latest addition to Cortec’s portfolio of USDA certified biobased products. It contains 65% USDA certified biobased content, and has received the USDA certified biobased product label. EcoShield is coated with a water-based barrier coating that resists moisture, grease and oil. Polyethylene and wax coatings have been used for years to seal porous paper to provide a moisture barrier. When coated this way, the resulting paper product is an environmental issue and is able to be recycled through normal channels.
Ming Shen, director of new technologies and innovations at Cortec Laboratories, commented that the new label “assures a consumer that the product contains a USDA-verified amount of renewable biological ingredients. It offers our customers a solution to their particular technical problems while enabling them to practice environment stewardship.”
She also noted that EcoShield barrier paper is made from paper which contains recycled fibers and carries FSC, PEFC, and SFI certificates for sustainable forestry management. In addition to its sustainable sourcing, EcoShield barrier paper offers sustainability at the end of its product life cycle, as it is able to fully repulpable into other types of paper products such as boxes, cardboard, and other corrugated materials.