The Sherwood Group
Sherwood launches PuraCoat Puracoat™ food barrier packaging


Sherwood Group launches Puracoat™

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The country’s leading innovative packaging producer, The Sherwood Group, is launching a truly sustainable alternative to plastic and PE-lined food barrier packaging.

Food barrier packaging

The Group’s new Puracoat™ is a sustainable barrier protection for food packaging, developed in response to a growing problem of plastic waste. Puracoat™, applied on site, offers food manufacturers an environmentally friendly, water-based barrier control as an effective option to conventional plastic, PE and other forms of barrier control.

Chris Waplington, UK Packaging Manager at The Sherwood Group commented: “The unique application to any suitable food grade board and the ability to perform at temperatures from domestic freezers, up to 220 C, including microwaveable options, reflects Puracoat’s™ flexible product credentials. Coupled with a completely biodegradable pedigree, it ensures ease of product recycling for the end consumer.”

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™ can reach the maximum grease resistant test of “Kit 12”, verified independently by Smithers Pira.

Examples of Puracoat™ application include on the go food packaging, frozen food, bakery, confectionery and other direct food contact packaging.

“Linking to our internal award-winning Smartcentre Innovation team, we are confident that we can help design and enhance existing products, providing an environmentally competitive option to conventional plastic coated barrier controls saving time, resource and increasing speed to market for customer products”, added Chris Waplington.

The Group will be exhibiting on stand E26 (Ecopack) at the Packaging Innovations show at NEC in Birmingham on 28/02- 01/03/2018.

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