Cortec Corporation harnesses circular economy by opting for recyclable moisture-barrier paper and linearboard


In the paper packaging sector, the importance of conserving resources is about translating the use of materials that can be repulped and made into other paper products instead of going directly to the landfill after their first use. But for users of moisture barrier packaging, it presents a challenge as polyethylene and was coatings have been used to seal porous paper to create a moisture barrier. When coated this way, the resulting paper product is an environmental issue and cannot be recycled through normal channels.

Due to its emphasis on developing non-hazardous, environmentally-friendly options for packaging and corrosion protection, Cortec Corporation has been able to present the market with an alternative to traditional moisture barrier packaging. Cortec’s EcoShield recyclable barrier paper and linearboard are coated with a water-based barrier coting that resist moisture, grease and oil.

EcoShield recyclable barrier paper and linearboard are recyclable and repulpable into other types of paper products such as boxes, cardboard, and other corrugated materials. This, according to Cortec, represents “good resource stewardship” while still achieving packaging qualities. EcoShield users thus have the opportunity to contribute to a circular economy while still harnessing the advantages of moisture barrier packaging.

EcoShield recyclable barrier paper and linearboard can be used in a variety of applications, such as packaging oily and greasy parts and items or protecting other moisture sensitive components. It can be ordered in a variety of custom sizes, from pre-cut sheets for end users to jumbo rolls for packaging suppliers and paper converters.