Appvion introduces Mission Zero recyclable beverage-cup substrates

Appvion Operations (Appleton, Wisconsin) has announced the first of a comprehensive line of sustainable packaging papers under its Mission Zero brand with the introduction of recyclable hot and cold beverage cup stocks. “Mission Zero hot and cold cup products encourage the transformation, innovation and optimization in the paper and packaging value chain (a closed-loop system and circular economy) by addressing the environmental concerns related to the lifecycle of current plastic-coated cups,” said James Taylor, Director of Business Development for Packaging and Specialty Coatings at Appvion. The new cup stock grades feature:

• A water-based, dispersible barrier coating
• Manufactured without plastic film
• Recyclable and re-pulpable
• Broad basis weight and caliper range for cup sidewall and bottom
• Works with all standard converting equipment
• Excellent heat seal and printing surface
• Manufactured in FDA cGMP-certified U.S. facility

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