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Verso offers new option for microwave popcorn bag producers

Published 19 August 2016

Verso, a leading producer of flexible packaging, technical, and label and converting papers, today introduced GlazeArmor™ Micro, a bleached, uncoated machine-glazed paper with oil and grease resistance (OGR) that is specifically designed for microwave popcorn bag applications.

The latest addition to Verso's GlazeArmor™ family of lightweight uncoated machine-glazed OGR papers, GlazeArmor™ Micro provides aggressive grease holdout for both inner and outer ply layers of microwave popcorn bags, offering kit grease resistance levels ranging from Kit 6 to 12 and excellent runnability and performance for high-speed bag converting and popcorn packing and filling operations.

"Our GlazeArmor™ Micro papers excel in the critical areas that matter most to microwave popcorn brands seeking high performance OGR paper options – quality, performance and run-to-run consistency," said Mike Weinhold, Verso Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Development.

"We deliver these American-made papers with the same level of highly personalized customer service, experienced technical resources and overall attention to detail that customers have come to expect from Verso."

The GlazeArmor™ product family is an integral part of Verso's broader portfolio of machine-glazed laminating and converting papers designed for flexible packaging applications.

Featuring OGR levels ranging from Kit 5 to Kit 12, the GlazeArmor™ line offers excellent runnability, converting performance and multiple perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)-free chemistries, all key performance requirements for end-use applications such as sandwich and deli wraps, foodservice liners, microwave popcorn bags and laminated food pouches.

The GlazeArmor™ product line, including GlazeArmor™ Micro, is produced on paper machine No. 5 at Verso's Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine, and offers several basis weights, ranging from 15.5 lb. to 33 lb. (3000 sq. ft.), each optimized for specific end uses.

According to Jason Handel, Verso Group Vice President of Product Development and Technical Sales, "The No. 5 paper machine has a long-standing reputation for producing OGR papers with outstanding quality and consistent performance. The GlazeArmor™ product line is no exception."

Source: Company Press Release