NOTTINGHAM, UK, Aug. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -The Sherwood Group returns to the Packaging Innovations show at Olympia to promote Puracoat– a sustainable alternative to plastic and PE-lined food barrier packaging.
With consumer concerns over single-use plastics, the demand for the Sherwood Group’s water-based moisture and grease resistant barrier coating, Puracoat™, has never been higher.
Accredited on the go food packaging
Relaunched at the Packaging Innovations show in February 2018, with a tested accreditation from a third party industry, Puracoat™ received great interest from a variety of visitors and a high number of enquires on live projects, particularly for on-the-go food packaging.
Jeremy Bacon, the Group’s Chief Executive Officer said: “We were overwhelmed with the number of enquires on Puracoat™ during and after the show. We are pleased to see our new offering of an environmental substitute to plastic was so well received – environmental and innovative packaging solutions have always been at the heart of our business.”
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Puracoat is an evolutionary product in food barrier packaging, offering food manufacturers an environmentally friendly solution to conventional plastic, PE and other forms of barrier control. Applied in line at the Sherwood Group’s premises in Nottingham, there are a range of options that can be tailored to individual customer requirements.
Puracoat is suitable for direct food contact and it can reach the maximum grease resistant test of ‘Kit 12’, verified independently by Smithers Pira. Examples of Puracoat applications include on-the-go food packaging, frozen food, bakery, confectionery and other direct contact food packaging.
The Group’s Puracoat product has been nominated for the 2018 UK Packaging Awards in the category ‘Cartonboard Pack of the Year’.