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What is PFAS?

PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a large and complex group of +10,000 identified substances can repel water and grease as well as withstand high temperatures. Although PFAS is widely used in anything from raincoats to frying pans and firefighting foam; it’s been uncovered as a “forever chemical” that can contaminate soil and water.

PFAS in food packaging

PFAS is widely used for food packaging, and chances are you’ve both used and consumed food from them. Furthermore, PFAS has been an industry standard for bagasse products due to its ability to prevent oil and grease from leaking through food packaging.

PFAS regulations in 2024

The now-known effects on people, the environment and ecosystems have led to public concern and legal repercussions. This includes a PFAS ban in Denmark, proposed PFAS limits (PPWR) and a proposed restriction from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) spearheaded by Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland and Germany.

100+ bagasse products without added PFAS

Uncoated bagasse

Suitable for short-term use and storage of non-greasy food

Coated bagasse

PBAT/PLA coating for greasy food and long-term storage.
Suitable for microwave reheating

Wrapping paper

Grease-proof your uncoated products by adding wrapping paper.

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