PaperNuts are the most environmentally responsible and customer-friendly material that can be used to fill empty space in boxes to protect shipped products from damage and destruction. They are tough enough to meet all cushioning needs and provide reliable shock and vibration protection. A PaperNut is static free - it will not cling. Unlike wasteful Styrofoam packaging products, there are no electrostatic discharge (ESD) problems when PaperNuts® are used.
PaperNuts® are made from 100% recycled materials - old corrugated cartons (post consumer) and paper processing production waste (post industrial). PaperNuts® will begin to degrade when exposed to moisture. The product offers superior resistance to compression; substantial void fill capability and provides protection from shock, vibration and product migration, surpassing many other loose fill materials. It is biodegradable, non-toxic and inert, reusable, easily recyclable in existing waste streams, and compostable. PaperNuts® contain no CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) or HCFCs (hydro-chlorofluorocarbons) and helps to effectively reduce pollution.
Scoop for Nuts® :
This simple device provides an easy way to fill a box with PaperNuts®. Scoop for Nuts is a durable 85 ounce aluminum scoop that holds approximately .33 cubic feet of void fill and easily allows you to use PaperNuts® right from the box or bag in which it was shipped.
Made from recyclable aluminum
How PaperNuts Scoops are used: Scoops are used to take PaperNuts from the carton or bag in which they were shipped.
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Environmental information on Recycled Kraft Paper :
Recycled Kraft paper is made from 100% recycled materials - old corrugated cartons (post consumer) and paper processing production waste (post industrial).
It is biodegradable, easily recyclable in existing waste streams, and compostable.
Environmental Information on Gray Bogus Paper :
Gray Bogus is made from 100% recycled materials - old newspapers, used corrugated cartons (post consumer) and paper processing production waste (post industrial).
It is biodegradable, easily recyclable in existing waste streams, and compostable.
Environmental Information on Packers Newsprint :
Packers Newsprint is the same exact paper on which our daily and Sunday newspapers are printed. For some reason it is unfit for printing and is sold into low end packaging markets.
Packers Newsprint is a versatile, multipurpose, and economical product. Due to the fact that it provides less strength than Kraft wrapping, it is best used to cover, interleave or fill, not protect, since it has comparatively little strength. Packers Newsprint is made from 0-100% recycled materials - old newspapers and magazines (post consumer), depending on the manufacturer that it is purchased from. It is biodegradable and is easily recyclable in existing waste streams, and compostable.
Environmental Information on White Butcher Paper :
White Butcher Paper is made from a renewable American resource - Trees. It is biodegradable, easily recyclable in existing waste streams, and compostable. The tear resistance and superior bursting strength of this paper make it ideal for use as a meat, fish and poultry wrap. It is also used to protect sandwiches, both hot and cold, and as a light wrapping paper. It is the perfect choice for wrapping foods due to its ability to resist grease, moisture and meat juices.
Many restaurants use White Butcher paper as table covers (See TableTop Paper). White Butcher is also used as a wrapping material in pharmaceutical applications. The material is FDA approved for direct food contact. Many alternatives exist to seal a package made of White Butcher Paper. The primary markets for this grade of paper are food service and super- markets, but it is also used in industries where an attractive white paper for general wrapping and protective purposes is desired. All of PaperNuts White Butcher Paper is FDA-approved for direct contact with food.
Environmental Information on White TableTop Paper :
White TableTop Paper is made from a renewable American resource - Trees. It is biodegradable, easily recyclable in existing waste streams, and compostable.The primary market for this grade of paper is restaurants.
They frequently use this paper in lieu of linen. They can also be used on top of linen so the cloths need to be changed far less frequently. All of PaperNuts White TableTop Paper is FDA-approved.
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We all know that you shouldn't heat food in these things. You shouldn't pack them in your boxes for others to have to deal with either. Study finds traditional packing material can cause cancer... Working in a facility that makes polystyrene can be hazardous to your health! More reasons to choose Papernuts.
Styrene could be cancerous to humans, study finds
By Ahmed ElAmin
01/09/2006 - Styrene could potentially cause cancer in humans who breath in the substance, a German government agency says.
The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment says more studies are needed on styrene , a substance commonly used to produce food packaging and other materials.
The findings could have implications for plant workers who are involved in making packaging and other products that use styrene. Styrene is a liquid which is mainly used in the production of plastics. The Germany government\'s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) yesterday said its research into the risks posed by the substance indicate that a human enzyme found in the lung could convert styrene to styrene oxide, which is known to be tumorigenic, or a cancer causing agent.
"Studies on styrene by the manufacturing industry had indicated that this enzyme is not present in the human lung," the BfR stated. "The results of a research project conducted by BfR and the Emil von Behring Clinic in Heckeshorn in a large number of human lung samples now indicate the contrary: both enzymes can be detected in the human lung."
The BfR notes that the question whether the enzymes occur at a level which is sufficient for the formation of tumours cannot be definitively answered on the basis of the available data, indicating that more research needs to be done to come to a conclusion.
"The new findings could be relevant particularly for people involved in production processes in which styrene is used as the basic chemical," the BfR stated.
Paul-Michael Bever, a spokesperson for PlasticsEurope, said industry was "surprised" by the BfR statement as an ongoing EU-level risk assessment of the chemical had found any cancer-causing effects in animal studies "not relevant to humans at relevant levels of exposure". Bever, who is the industry association\'s expert spokesperson on styrene, told FoodProductionDaily.com that PlasticsEurope would be issuing a statement on the BfR research later today.
The European Chemicals Bureau, an EU agency, is currently completing a risk assessment of styrene, which Bever said the industry supports.So far the working group overseeing the risk assessment has maintained that so far styrene should not be reclassified as a potential cancer-causing agent.The group did conclude that styrene can cause respiratory tract irritation, and has proposed an amendment to reflect the finding.
The BfR study notes that previous research into styrene has found that after inhalation of styrene, tumours form in the lungs of mice. The substance styrene oxid is formed in the cells of the lung tissue under the influence of specific enzymes. Up to now, these enzymes have not been detected in rats, nor has styrene oxide or the tumours described in mice, the BfR stated.
"So far it has been assumed that the enzymes required for the conversion of styrene to styrene oxide are not present in humans either or are not present in sufficient amounts to permit the formation of tumours," the BfR stated in a press release. "Results from experimental research at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) seem to indicate that this assumption may be wrong."
BfR claims its scientists have succeeded in detecting the enzymes involved in styrene conversion in human lung tissue, which have an effect comparable to that of the mouse.
"The tumorigenic styrene oxide could, therefore, also be formed in the human lung," the agency stated.
Styrene is classified as an “existing substances”, in wide use throughout the EU prior to the entry into force of the Chemicals Act. Because of a built in exemption, industry was not required to include the necessary toxicological tests in registering the chemical for use under the act. Such existing substances, including styrene, are currently being reviewed for safety at the European level. Whether or not a substance constitutes a risk to health depends on the degree of contact with that substance in addition to its harmfulness.
The chemical itself may not necessarily be toxic, the BfR noted. Its metabolites - substances formed during the conversion of the chemical in the body - may also trigger toxic effects, the agency suggests. The BfR said its research was into the findings about why styrene leads to lung tumours in mice but not in rats and which of the effects should be taken as the basis for the assessment of the risk to consumers.
One major contributory factor to tumorigenic action in mice is the conversion of styrene to the toxicologically active degradation product styrene oxid in the lung. This is done with the help of two enzymes.
"The occurrence of the two enzymes responsible for the conversion of styrene to styrene oxid is an indication that a tumorigenic effect is also possible in humans," the BfR stated.