Smurfit Kappa Unveil MB12 Carton To Eliminate Mineral Oil Migration
Smurfit Kappa’s MB12 carton is now available for primary packaging, and will help customers to eliminate mineral oil migration with a sustainable solution.
The Irish packaging company said that its MB12 technology is designed to prevent the migration of mineral oil into packaged food. MB12’s efficiency has been verified by Eurofins, the world leader in food and pharmaceutical product testing, to 'give customers full confidence that the primary packaging acts as a barrier to provide robust protection against outside influences'.
Lars Henriksson, VP Product Development, Smurfit Kappa Paper Division, says: “Our customers have a diverse set of needs and we are committed to helping them find the right primary packaging for their requirements.
“Product safety remains at the forefront of what we do as an industry. Developing our unique MB12 primary packaging further demonstrates how we are innovating to provide a broad range of sustainable solutions for our customers that not only meet all food safety standards but that go one step further.”
MB12 is made using natural ingredients in recycled board. It is 100% recyclable and can be delivered as FSC® chain-of-custody certified. It also protects against organoleptic3 effects of taste and odour into the food.
Smurfit Kappa's recently reported that its first-quarter earnings soared 22% compared to the previous year. Smurfit said it will push the group into a "materially better" full-year outcome.
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