Zanders will be presenting its latest proprietary product at FachPack 2018, a natural barrier paper called Zanbarrier NGR. Due to a special manufacturing process, the use of fluorocarbon or other chemicals is completely unnecessary to ensure its function as a barrier.
Zanders will also be showcasing its versatile range of label paper and cartonboard, including the high-gloss qualities of the Chromolux premium brand, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Visitors to FachPack are invited to toast the anniversary with Zanders in Hall 8 at Stand 8-506.
The abbreviation "NGR" in Zanbarrier NGR stands for "natural grease resistant". In the unique production process of Zanbarrier NGR, the cellulose fibers are subjected to an incredibly intense grinding process over several refining stages. The surface area of the fiber is greatly enlarged, so that the absorption of water into the fibers is greatly increased creating a gel-like fiber mass - in technical jargon "slow draining" because the fibers actually feel greasy after refining. The cellulose fibers treated in this way form a tight, strong cross-linked sheet structure on the paper machine thus creating a finished paper which has a 100% natural barrier to oil and grease without the use of fluorocarbon or other chemicals.
The applications for the new Zanbarrier NGR are identical to those of conventional barrier papers. In this way, all flexible food packaging requiring oil and grease-resistance as well as wet-strength papers is fully catered for. These include fast food packaging such as doner kebab, french fries; butter wrappers, bread roll bags, food labels as well as pizza and confectionery cartons.