Metsä Board has launched a lightweight and sustainable board at the PulPaper fair, developed especially for the rapidly-expanding food service industry. Safe for food contact and with excellent formability, Carta Dedica is suitable for cups, plates, trays, clamshells, collars and lids, as well as general food packaging applications.
“Carta Dedica provides a solution that will be welcomed by consumers, retailers, converters and brand owners,” says Nina Happonen, commercial director food & beverage. “It is made from renewable fresh fibres and can be easily recycled, reducing the impact of litter. It is both lightweight and strong, yielding more items per tonne and allowing for cost reductions.”
The board is available in a clay coating for premium print results and an uncoated version providing a more natural appearance. Carta Dedica is suitable for extrusion- or dispersion-coating when an additional barrier is required. It is hard-sized in order to prevent edge penetration, allowing the board to retain strength when in contact with liquids, moist foods or condensation. It has excellent runnability in converting and printing, thanks to its consistent quality.
Approved for food contact, at a time when concerns about safety are high, it is odour and taint neutral, suitable for many types of food on the go including ice cream, bakery, confectionery, sandwiches and wraps, as well as hot, cold and chilled drinks. It is manufactured without optical brighteners (OBAs).
Carta Dedica is made from fresh forest fibres grown in sustainably managed northern forests. All the raw materials used in manufacturing can be traced to source and they are free from GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and it is made at Metsä Board’s Tako mill in Finland which holds PEFC and FSC Chain of Custody certificates as well as environmental and quality certification. It is recyclable, biodegradable and being lightweight uses less raw material and energy in manufacturing and transport.