Industry News | May 18, 2011

Paper Company Expands to Better Help Quick Serves

Twin Rivers Paper Company expanded its line of specialty packaging papers to better meet the needs of quick-serve restaurants and the foodservice industry, including package functionality, sustainability requirements, and brand differentiation.

"Consumers are demanding more convenience, options, and value, driving fast food restaurants and foodservice suppliers to innovate to stay competitive," says Jim Fagan, packaging product segment manager at Twin Rivers. "Our machine flexibility, expertise in barrier chemistry and coating processes, and bias toward codevelopment allow us to work with customers to create tailored paper solutions for their packaging applications."

Engineered for applications involving exposure to grease, heat, and moisture, Twin Rivers' packaging papers are used for bags, pouches, wraps, and liners in foodservice applications and interleavers and liners in food-processing applications. The two primary packaging brands, Acadia and Bladepak, are available in a range of grease resistance, options in wet strength content, light to heavy basis weights, and choices in recycled and fiber certification.

"We bring the most value when a packaging converter, fast food chain, or foodservice operation approaches us at the beginning of a project,” Fagan says. “By understanding their challenges up front, we can engage our development team and technical resources to solve the problem and drive category innovation."

To underscore the company's commitment to the quick-serve market and foodservice industry, Twin Rivers produced a segment-specific brochure that outlines its product offering, manufacturing capabilities, and overall delivered value.

Acadia, an uncoated machine finished paper, is available in a basis weight range of 15–75 pounds and Bladepak C1S coated paper is available in a basis weight range of 35–73 lbs. Both brands are known for excellent printability and convertability, performing well in secondary processes such as coating, waxing, foil and film laminating, and metallizing. All Twin Rivers packaging papers are FDA compliant and meet all GMP requirements for direct food contact applications.

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