Have you ever wondered how disposable food container manufacturers make the paper into containers? Do you know what are the different types of paperboards that are available and what are the different uses of these paperboards?
There is also a popular opinion that paperboards are actually not good for nature because you have to cut trees to make them. Is it actually true? Then how are we claiming to manufacture eco-friendly products?
In this article, we try to put this argument to rest. We try to explain the journey of the paper to the disposable paper food container manufacturers and how it is disposed of.
How do disposable food container manufacturers get the raw manterial?
One of the most popular companies in India established decades ago and has spread its wings to most of the commodity products, ITC, is one of the biggest suppliers of papers in India, for almost all paper products. Be it your notebooks, newspapers, any kind of paper board, ITC is the prominent supplier.
ITC’s subsidiary, Bhadrachalam Paper works, has more than 740,491 acres of plantation cover. The company grows trees in these hectares of land, which is used to make paper pulp. ITC has increased local plantation, to reduce the carbon footprints from imports. Last year alone, ITC has sequestered 5238kT of CO2.
And as we all know trees have a lot of positive impacts on our environment, food, water, air, everything is covered by a growing lot of trees.
Surely, plastic food containers are always about 20% cheaper than paper food containers. But when you look back, this will negligible when compared to the effect it might have on our beloved planet.
Types of paper board
Before going into different types of paperboard, let us understand what is paperboard? A paperboard is technical, a mat of interlaced network f cellulose fibers. This multi-layer becomes a mat of smooth paper. The paper mat up to 170 gsm is called Paper, and above 170 gsm it is paperboard.
Based on the processing techniques, there are 4 basic types of paperboards,
a. White Lined Chipboard (WLC)
b. Solid Bleached Board or sulfate (SBB / SBS)
c. Folding Boxboard (FBB)
d. Coated Unbleached Kraft board (CUK)
FBB paperboard is made from Virgin fibers, so it is suitable for food packaging. We disposable paper food container manufacturers, use only high-quality food-grade FBB paperboard to make the round paper containers. There are a lot of benefits of using FBB paperboards, they are flexible, easy to print, and easy to handle. These types of paperboards can be used in microwaves, can be refrigerated, and can be used to store dry goods as well.
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