One Clean Carton™ from Colbert Packaging Corp. is for pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries. These paperboard custom folding cartons deliver the distinctive “clean” qualities required for these applications.
Low migration, low odor and low V.O.C. are a must when it comes to secondary packaging for food and drugs. Demonstrating its commitment to environmentally friendly paperboard packaging and corporate best practices, the company submitted its Clean Carton samples for independent scientific testing in the fall of 2018.
With its business focused on the pharmaceutical industry, Colbert Packaging recognizes that emphasis on low migration, no heavy metals and volatile compounds, combined with sustainability, is the future of that industry. The Clean Carton is tested and proven to meet those needs.
All components of the Clean Carton, including inks, coatings and adhesives, are water-based, ensuring they meet environmental and safety agency standards to be considered clean and safe for indirect contact with the products they contain.
In order to make the Clean Carton claim, Colbert Packaging surpassed minimum standards by submitting to scientific testing to obtain documented proof that Clean Carton meets these requirements. In summary, the product is derived from the following components:
• Paper is the foundation for Clean Carton. Colbert’s paperboard is Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS), ensuring only virgin fiber with no mechanical pulp in its middle ply. The composition of this paper provides for performance on press, resulting in less waste and lower consumption of raw materials and ink, which supports sustainability and recyclability as an added benefit.
• The water-based inks comply with Swiss Ordinance and Nestle Guidance standards.
• The aqueous coatings originate in the U.S. and meet or exceed U.S. federal and state guidelines.
• Clean Carton water-based adhesives meet or exceed V.O.C. emission requirements.