One Clean Carton from Colbert Packaging Corp. for paperboard custom folding cartons delivers on the distinctive “clean” qualities required for pharmaceutical and food-safe packaging. Low migration, low odor and low V.O.C. are a must when it comes to secondary packaging for food and drugs. Colbert Packaging submitted its Clean Carton samples for independent scientific testing in fall 2018.

All components of the Clean Carton, including inks, coatings and adhesives, are water-based, ensuring they meet environmental and safety agency standards to be considered clean and safe for indirect contact with the products they contain. In order to make the Clean Carton claim, Colbert Packaging surpassed minimum standards by submitting to scientific testing to obtain documented proof that Clean Carton meets these requirements. The product is derived from the following components:

  • Colbert’s paperboard, is Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS), ensuring only virgin fiber with no mechanical pulp in a middle ply. The paper's composition provides for superior performance on press, resulting in less waste and lower consumption of raw materials and ink, which supports sustainability and recyclability as an added benefit.
  • The water-based inks comply with Swiss Ordinance and Nestle Guidance standards.
  • The aqueous coatings originate in the U.S. and meet or exceed U.S. federal and state guidelines.
  • Clean Carton water-based adhesives meet or exceed V.O.C. emission requirements.