PFAS pet food packaging alternative is biodegradable

Read the full story at Petfood Industry.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) help pet food packaging resist oils, fats and moisture from the products they contain. However, pet owners and lawmakers have increased their attention to potential health problems caused by some PFAS. For the pet food industry, this raises problems, since few alternatives exist to PFAS. 

However, one pet food packaging producer does have an option. What’s more, after use, the paper-based packaging can also decompose under the right conditions. Ahlstrom’s FluoroFree paper meets the requirements of both European Union and U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, Addie Teeters, head of marketing communications for Ahlstrom, told Petfood Industry.

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