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Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinarmas & Charta Global to Showcase its Plastic Free, Sustainable Food Packaging Solutions at the Natural Products West Expo

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Asia Pulp & Paper's Sustainable Food Packaging Solutions

Anaheim, CA, February 18, 2022 – Responding to market demands for plastic-free sustainable food packaging solutions, U.S. based Charta Global, and its strategic partner Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas will showcase its Foopak Bio Natura portfolio of retail ready hot and cold beverage cups, bowls, frozen food trays, boxes, bags, and food wrappers at the Natural Products Expo West, March 10th – 12th in the Anaheim Convention Center.


Foopak Bio Natura: An Innovative Solution for Plastic-free Packaging

The featured products on display at Natural Products Expo West include APP’s award-winning Bio Natura paperboard along with its suite of finished plastic-free compostable beverage cups. Bio Natura is ideal for hot and cold takeaway food service and ready to eat fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), beverages, bowl, cups, and boxes designed specifically for food packaging. The paper packaging product can go from freezer to conventional or microwave oven and back to the refrigerator for storage and reheating. This innovative, fully sustainable, and revolutionary aqua-dispersion coating technology featured in APP’s range of Foopak Bio Natura products replaces harmful petroleum-based plastic coatings. The Bio Natura material, a brainchild of APP, is compostable, and breaks down in approximately 24 weeks. It is officially certified as plastic-free, making it suitable for curb-side recycling. Moreover, it is compliant with FDA regulations, adheres to Halal standards, and holds REACH and BfR certifications for direct food contact.

A Response to Consumer Demand and Government Mandates

"Consumers are now demanding change, and government mandates are driving retailers, brand owners, and quick-serve restaurants to eradicate single-use plastics from their supply chains," stated Anthony Atamimi, Director of Sales at Charta Global. "Our Bio Natura product, which is commercially available today, has been rigorously tested in the market. It has proven to meet both the sustainable requirements and the functionality necessary for hot-cold liquids and frozen or fried foods, thanks to its plastic-free, recyclable, and compostable properties."

More Sustainable Packaging Options: Enza and Foopak Brands

Also on display will be Enza’s and Foopak’s suite of lightweight, flexible, PFAS-free line of food-grade and eco-friendly paper packaging for bakery, liners, packets, wrapping, and bags. The durability of the smooth in-line finishing provides a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based film pouches. Both Enza and Foopak are FDA compliant, and all paper products being featured at the expo are from renewable PEFC-certified fibers.

The Asia Pulp & Paper Sinar Mas and Charta Global products can be viewed at Hall C, Booth 2836 at the Natural Products Expo West.


About Charta Global


Charta Global, headquartered in Anaheim, CA, sells an extensive portfolio of paper products which include coated and uncoated for commercial and digital printing, coated folding box boards, cast coated, food grade products, kraft, colored papers, brief card, woodfree, photocopy and digital papers, carbonless, thermal, art and stationery products. Wholesale distributors, paper merchants and converters throughout North and South America utilize Charta Global’s robust supply chain and logistics programs enabling just-in-time delivery for end use. As a strategic partner of the Asia Pulp & Paper Group, Charta Global leverages a state-of-the-art R&D network and leading sustainability practices of one of the world's largest fully integrated pulp and paper manufacturers with more than 20 million metric tons of paper and board manufacturing capacity.


About Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas


Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas is the trade name for a group of pulp and paper manufacturing companies in Indonesia and China. APP is responsible for delivering quality products to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging, and paper, with an annual combined pulp, paper, packaging product, and converting capacity of over 19 million tons per annum. On any given day, APP’s products find their way into the hands of consumers in various branded forms from all over the world.


For media enquiries, please contact:


Ian Lifshitz

VP Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations - Americas

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Canada


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