Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Develops Multi-Layer Film to Prevent Mineral Oil in Chocolate
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging has released a new multi-layer film designed to act as a solution to the recent discovery of mineral oil traces in chocolate products. The film, WENTOPRO, can be used as a bag-in-box liner for chocolate and other food products providing a solution to the migration of mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH).
Mineral oil hydrocarbons derive from printing ink used in newsprint, which is commonly used to make recycled cardboard for food packaging. Some recent studies have linked these mineral oils to the inflammation of internal organs, including the liver, spleen and lymph nodes.
WENTOPRO allows manufacturers to continue to use recycled materials, such as recycled cardboard, in their packaging to maintain sustainability goals, without the fear of mineral oils migrating to the food product.
There are two different variants of the WENTOPRO film: WSL 343040, which protects against MOSH and MOAH, and WSL 143031, which offers additional protection against UV photoinitiator exposure.
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