Paper with recyclable barrier hits on a big challenge for food containers ortec Corp. has created an alternative coated paper, which hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been easily recyclable through normal channels. EcoShield Recyclable Barrier Paper and Linerboard is coated with a water-based barrier that can be recycled and repulped to be made into other paper products. The coating resists moisture, grease and oil. When tested according to ASTM E-96, EcoShield shows a water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) comparable to polycoated pa-
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Coated paper is difficult to repulp. Cortec Corp. has come up with a water-based barrier thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recyclable.
per and far superior to waxed paper, the St. Paul, Minn.-based company says.