press release

delfort congratulates Pita Pit Canada for SILVER in the Manufacturing QSR/FPI Foodservice Packaging Awards

Pita Pit Canada, the Canadian fast-casual restaurant, has teamed up with delfort and McNairn Packaging in introducing the new innovative packaging material thinbarrier® eco. The collaboration has paid off with the fabulous SILVER of the QSR/FPI Foodservice Packaging Award!

“Disruptive technology is the best way to describe this new biopolymer substrate”, says Joe Kofler, President of delfort USA. “Not only is the paper whiter and brighter, but thinbarrier® eco also performs better!”. The wrap is free of wax or any synthetic PFOA’s making it a more environmental friendly packaging option. The American wrapping paper are produced in the European paper mills, Tervakoski and Feurstein, ensuring both brand owners and convertors have contingency plans in place.

The R&D team of delfort started to work on thinbarrier® eco nearly a decade ago and the product technology was well ahead of its time. Nowadays, it’s the most talked about innovation in Quick Service Restaurant packaging.

delfort’s thinbarrier® eco paper is a packaging wrap paper produced from renewable resources. It outperforms existing wax-coated alternatives in both sustainability and functionality. delfort’s R&D team designed a fluorocarbon and PFOA free environmentally friendly paper using a grease-resistant, vegetable based coating that eliminates the need for wax. As a result, thinbarrier® eco is re-pulpable, recyclable1 and compostable1.

Switching from traditional waxed paper wraps to thinbarrier® eco significantly reduces Pita Pit Canada’s carbon footprint. According to a streamlined LCA study (Life Cycle Assessment) conducted by Innventia Edge, changing to thinbarrier® eco would decrease crude oil consumption in wrap production by 60%, saving nearly 12kg of crude oil per 10,000 wraps. To put this into a practical perspective, for every 113,000 thinbarrier® eco wraps, Pita Pit Canada would consume one less barrel of oil.

With thinbarrier® eco, Pita Pit Canada simultaneously ticks the boxes of cost-neutral, product innovation and most importantly, a measurable commitment to sustainability.

1 The paper is recyclable and compostable in those areas where these facilities are available.