Protective Barriers

Why Is Barrier Board Important?

Barrier structures control interactions between food and the environment, improve product quality, and allow for broader distribution with less spoilage. Plus, barrier structures can reduce:

  • Off aromas
  • Oxygen transmission
  • Water vapor transmission
  • Flavor oil scalping

How Does Barrier Board Work?

Various barrier board polymers help mitigate at least one environmental factor. For example, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) provides a good water vapor barrier.

Evergreen Packaging TRU-TASTE  barrier board technology is engineered to deliver superior barrier performance for:

  • Longer shelf life
  • Increased resistance to distribution abuse
  • Improved carton appearance
  • Protection of product flavor and nutrient
TRU-TASTE  Silver Barrier Board
  • Features:
    • Packaging option with extended shelf life for dairy and equivalent low-acid products
    • Nylon and LDPE for pinhole resistance and an oxygen barrier
  • Benefits for processors:
    • Increased shelf life
    • Improved bulge performance
    • Reduced distribution damage
  • Benefits for consumers:
    • Oxygen barriers to help preserve flavor
    • Blocking of off odors
    • Higher vitamin A retention

TRU-TASTE  Gold Barrier Board
  • Features:
    • Superior packaging option for high-acid products needing extended shelf life
    • Nylon, LDPE, and ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) for pinhole resistance and an oxygen barrier
    • TRU-TASTE Gold II—increased basis weight of board for even greater carton durability and improved bulge performance
  • Benefits for processors:
    • Increased shelf life
    • Improved bulge performance
    • Reduced distribution damage
  • Benefits for consumers:
    • Superior flavor
    • Blocking of off odors
    • Higher vitamin C retention
    • Best-in-class protection against flavor oil scalping

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