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Compostable Packaging Films Provide Effective Barrier Against Mineral Oil Residues

Innovia Films Manufactures Cellulosebased Renewable And Compostable Filmic Solutions That Offer The Necessary Oxygen And Moisture Barrier Properties Required For Dried Foodsnbspnow These Natureflextrade Films Have Been Scientifically Tested And Also Proven To Provide An Effective Barrier Against Mineral Oil Residuesnbspa Recent Scientific Study At The Zurich Food Safety Authority In Switzerland Using The Same Series Of Tests To Prove The Efficacy Of Compostable Natureflextrade Films Detected Alarming Levels Of Mineral Oil Residues Transferring From Recycled Cardboard Packaging Into Foodnbsptraces Of Mineral Oil Residues In Food Are Thought To Arise Due To Their Migration From The Printing Inks Present Both On The Packaging Surface And In Recycled Newspapers Used In The Production Of Cardboard Packaging Nbspeven At Room Temperature These Residues Can Migrate And Be Deposited On Dried Foods Packaged In The Box Such As Pasta Rice And Breakfast Cerealsnbspdr Koni Grob Who Led The Swiss Research Team Has Said That Toxicologists Have Linked Mineral Oils To Inflammation Of Internal Organs And Even Cancer Though He Stressed That Individual Meals Would Contain Only A Tiny Dose Of The Chemicalsnbspinnovia Filmsrsquo Natureflextrade Can Be Used In Several Ways As A Barrier Solution For Dried Foods Pouch Board Lamination Bag In Boxnbspldquothe Tests Conducted On Our Natureflextrade Films Showed That When Used Either As The Inner Bag Or As A Pouch They Provide A Very Good Barrier Against Mineral Oil Residuesnbspthis Is In Addition To The Standard Oxygen And Moisture Barrier Properties Needed To Pack Dried Foods To Ensure Optimum Product Quality And Maximise Shelfliferdquo Said Paul Barker Product Manager Natureflextrade Filmsnbspinnovia Films Supplies Renewable And Compostable Films To Converters Brandowners And Endusers Across The Globe For Most Types Of Food Packagingnbspnatureflextrade Complies With European Standard En 13432 For Compostable Packaging Offering An Alternative Disposal Route And Diverting Waste Away From Landfill Sitesnbspnbsp