Ulterion® Selected For The NextGen Consortium’s Advanced Solutions Program

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Taylors, SC, September 10, 2019 – Ulterion® coatings from Jain Chem, Ltd. of Taylors, South Carolina has been selected as a participant in the NextGen Consortium’s advanced solutions program to foster sustainable cup solutions for the food and beverage industry.  The NextGen Consortium, a multi-year consortium of food and beverage service leaders, managed by Closed Loop Partners, with founding partners Starbucks and McDonald’s, is searching for solutions that eliminate the entry of fiber-based cups into landfills.

“Jain Chem was selected to participate in the advanced solutions program because we recognized their importance in further developing the sustainable cup ecosystem”, noted Daniel Liswood, Project Director of the NextGen Consortium at Closed Loop Partners.

“In our first major product rollout, over 3 million Ulterion®-coated paper cups have been sold by a major fast-food chain with zero complaints,” notes Jain Chem sales manager Gil Sherman. “That’s great news for brand owners and our environment.”

It’s estimated that if 100% of paper cups were converted to Ulterion® globally, it would eliminate 450 million pounds of LDPE production and 5.2 billion PET bottles from the landfill and marine waste streams annually.

“We are committed to fostering a circular economy through the adoption of Ulterion® coatings, a range of highly sustainable coatings for paper and paperboard packaging,” Jain Chem CEO Manoj Jain said.  “Because Ulterion® coatings convert plastic bottle waste into non-plastic, recyclable materials, we can divert billions of plastic bottles from the landfill and marine waste streams annually. Cups and other packaging coated with Ulterion® are 100% repulpable, recyclable and do not inhibit compostability, which will divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills to the recycling stream.”

Ulterion® coatings are FDA approved, compliant with California’s Proposition 65, BfR listed and are Plastic Free in compliance with Directive (EU) 2019/904. Paper cups coated with Ulterion® are available now from major cup converters throughout North America and will soon be available in Europe.

Contact:  Gil Sherman, Sales Manager, Jain Chem, Ltd. (864) 323-6993

Ulterion® Coatings Make Paper Packaging Truly Sustainable

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Taylors, SC, June 25, 2019 – Jain Chem, Ltd. of Taylors, South Carolina has struck a blow for the circular economy with its introduction of Ulterion®, a range of highly sustainable functional and barrier coatings for paper and paperboard packaging.  The Ulterion® range includes highly effective, water-resistant replacements for non-recyclable plastic films as well as grease-resistant replacements for non-compostable fluorochemicals, silicone, chromium and other less-desirable coatings.  Ulterion® also offers coatings that provide baking release, heat-sealability, print protection and other desired functionality.  Ulterion® checks all the boxes for sustainability because:

  • Ulterion® coatings technology converts plastic waste into non-plastic, recyclable materials that enhance the protective and functional properties of fiber-based packaging
  • Packages coated with Ulterion® are 99.5% repulpable and can be easily recycled into food-grade packaging paper or board
  • Ulterion® coatings do not inhibit compostability
  • Ulterion® coatings contain up to 95% recycled and renewable materials. Ulterion® upcycles waste PET beverage bottles as a primary raw material in its coating system, which diverts billions of plastic bottles from the landfill and marine waste stream
  • The use of Ulterion® coatings does not require any alterations to the package converting process
  • Ulterion® coatings are FDA approved, BfR listed and fully comply with California’s strict Proposition 65 requirements

In its first major product rollout, well over 2 million paper cups coated with Ulterion® have been sold by a major fast-food chain and no complaints have been received, a testament to the effectiveness of Ulterion® coatings.  Paper cups coated with Ulterion® are available now from major cup converters throughout North America and soon to be available in Europe.

Surendra Jain, Chairman of Jain Chem, Ltd. states, “We created Ulterion® coatings to help the world flourish in a clean environment”  Manoj Jain, CEO of Jain Chem continues, “When we considered the amount of packaging waste that occurs in our culture, we realized that we could really contribute to the circular economy. Ulterion® diverts billions of plastic bottles and billions of pounds of paper packaging waste from landfills and waterways.”

Contact:  Gil Sherman, Sales Manager, Jain Chem, Ltd. (864) 323-6993