Chapelton reports success for Smurfit Kappa’s MB12

Chapelton is the distributor of MB12 in the UK and says the solution is working for those who not only want a sustainable quality but also require a grade that has zero migration of oils whilst retaining the food aroma and taste qualities.

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Chapelton is the distributor of MB12 in the UK and says the solution is working for those who not only want a sustainable quality but also require a grade that has zero migration of oils whilst retaining the food aroma and taste qualities. The UK-based paper and cartonboard supplier said this was particularly relevant when a solution was required for the packaging of cake slices containing alcohol as well as needing good protection against grease. A customer also requested a board of recycled quality, yet one that protected the packaging from organic migration whilst maintaining the taste and aroma of the cake slices themselves. The MB12 technology has been proven to reduce the migration of any organic substance by 99%, and has been tested for a shelf life of more than 12 months. Food safety is certified by Eurofins, Isega and other world leaders in food and pharmaceutical product testing. The adsorption substance layer in the recycled board retains any organics within the material and adsorbs these to prevent migration even from cut edges meaning that current carton designs can be maintained. This assures food products of reliable protection against contamination by migration of organic materials and means packaging designers and producers do not have to make use of extra barrier layers. It also protects against organoleptic effects of any taste and odour on the food providing the end customer with an untainted product. The adsorption substance is contained in the grey middle layers (filler) of the board where all the organics are adsorbed and retained. Neil Skelton, Chapelton managing director, said: “The MB12 adsorption technology is proving to be an excellent solution for those with concerns regarding migration of contaminants in to food products and for those who wish to keep the integrity of the products they are packaging. Given that there is no need for packaging design change and that the product is unaffected by outside odours means it is the perfect choice for brand owners and food manufacturers. The fact that it is a recycled and recyclable it is also an outstanding sustainable choice.”

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