PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) are a group of fluorine-based chemicals used in a range of applications in common household items, to provide them with water, heat, sticking or grease resistance properties. They are considered “forever chemicals” as they remain in organisms and the environment indefinitely.
As a leader of innovation in foodservice packaging, the Eco-Products Vanguard range has developed a new proprietary formula that does not require the use of added PFAS.
In Australia, APCO (Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation) has announced a voluntary, industry led Action Plan to ‘Phase Out of PFAS in Fibre-Based Food Contact Packaging’ by 31st December 2023.
Over 90% of Detpak’s products do not contain PFAS, with all remaining products with greaseproof properties transitioning by end of 2023, in alignment with the Australian Packaging Covenant (APCO) voluntary Action Plan.