Answers To

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions our customers ask,
we hope it may help you find the answer you need.

Are Papkot™ products coatings certified to be safe for food?
Papkot™ coatings comply where applicable and under foreseeable conditions of use with the relevant requirements of:
• Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
• Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 on good manufacturing practice for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
• German BfR Recommendation XXXVI, Paper and board (2007) 
• US FDA CFR 21 §176.170: Paper and Paperboard Components (2008) 
• US FDA CFR 21 §176.180: Paper and Paperboard Components (2008) 
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How do you make sure that the Papkot™ coating layer on the paper does not separate from the base?
The PapkotTM ceramic coating is chemically bonding to the paper, and each cellulose molecule is cross-linking with it. That means a definitive link until the start of the recycling or biodegradation process will easily break this link.
How long does it take for a Papkot™ coated paper to fully decompose?
Most of the time, Papkot™ coated paper fully decompose in about the same amount of time as uncoated paper.
Can you print on PapkotT™ treated paper? Does it change how colors look?
Surface tension does, in point of fact, make it possible for the standard printing process to be carried out without causing any damage to the colors.
The majority of our coatings are completely transparent, just like glass, with the exception of a few that have a very slight yellow tint.
Is the coating brittle? Can you fold the coated paper?
The barrier properties of Papkot-coated paper is the same whether the paper is flat or folded up to 90 degrees. The coating resistance is heavily dependent on the paper and fiber structure: some papers can perform as well as flat as after folding at 180°, but this should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Do you think consumers will pay extra for sustainable packaging?
According to research by Trivium Packaging and the BCG, nearly three-fourths (74%) of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable packaging.
Is Papkot™ a patented solution?
Yes, Papkot™ is a patented solution. Multiple patents have been filed to date.
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