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Catcher Board to cut migration

Speciality paper and cartonboard supplier Chapelton is to distribute Smurfit Kappa’s new Catcher Board MB12 product in the UK.

Speciality paper and cartonboard supplier Chapelton is to distribute Smurfit Kappa’s new Catcher Board MB12 product in the UK.

Hailed by Smurfit Kappa as "the most innovative offering on the market", Catcher Board MB12 is produced using natural ingredients and was developed in response to the prospective legislation which Germany intends to introduce, that would prohibit the measurable migration of mineral oil and other hydrocarbons into food products. Its composition is claimed to reduce the migration of any organic substances by 99%, and it has been tested for a shelf life of more than 12 months.

The new board is also certified by the Eurofins and ISEGA food and pharmaceutical product testing and approved laboratories for food safety.

The activated carbon layer in the recycled board keep pollutants within the material and adsorbs the odours even in the cut edges of the board, giving food products a reliable protection against migration contamination by organic materials. It is also said to protect against organoleptic effects of any taste and odour into the food.

According to Smurfit Kappa, the new product looks, feels and reacts just like normal board during the packaging manufacturing process, so its users will not have to change of their processes as a result.

Catcher Board MB 12 is 100% recyclable as a mono material, and as the activated carbon contained within its makeup originates from Forest Stewardship Council certified sources, the FSC Chain of Custody is maintained.

www.chapeltonboard.com www.smurfitkappa.com