New fluorine-free grease barrier

Posted on November 5th, 2021

FOLBB has developed a new innovative barrier quality, to keep pace with recent Northern European legislation and market trends.

In the course of 2021, FOLBB replaced the current grease barrier qualities – which are free from perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) – with a completely fluorine-free grease barrier. The performance and the grease resistance of the new product will be identical or even better than our current products.

New barrier performance evaluation method

The effectiveness of the new grease barrier is tested according to DIN 53116. With this method, we simulate a worst case scenario: A large amount of palm kernel fat solution is applied onto the barrier board, and the duration of the grease resistance (until grease stains appear on the top side) is measured. This allows to evaluate the grease resistance for the shelf-life of a product in only several hours. The new fluorine-free grease barriers fall under category III. Thus, the new quality will have the description III instead of the KIT Value in their respective names. The current “KIT-method” is not applicable for measuring the barrier performance of a fluorine free barrier.

If you are interested in samples, please contact our Sales representative.

Divestment of Eerbeek and Baiersbronn Board Mills finalized

Posted on September 27th, 2021

The Mayr-Melnhof Group (“MM”) announces the closing of the divestment of its virgin fiber-based cartonboard mills located in Eerbeek, Netherlands, and Baiersbronn, Germany, to a subsidiary of funds managed by OaktreeCapital Management, L.P.

The mills Eerbeek and Baiersbronn together have an annual capacity of about 245kt of virgin fiber- based cartonboard(FBB) produced on two board machines and employ approximately 400 people. Sales reached EUR 195 million in 2020.

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