The Vanguard Flip-Top Product by Eco-Products Becomes the First PFAS-Free Molded Fiber Product Approved by CMA

The Vanguard Flip-Top Product by Eco-Products Becomes the First PFAS-Free Molded Fiber Product Approved by CMA

In a recent announcement from Eco-Products, their Vanguard flip-top product has achieved a significant milestone by obtaining CMA approval from the Compost Manufacturing Alliance (CMA), based in Port Orchard, WA, USA. This achievement marks the very first CMA-approved molded fiber product that is entirely free from added PFAS.
1.CMA stands for Compost Manufacturing Alliance, an organization specializing in green product certification testing.

2.PFAS, referred to as "permanent chemicals," not only pose environmental risks but also have the potential to accumulate in the food chain, leading to health concerns for living organisms.

Back in January 2020, the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) in New York, NY, USA, introduced new regulations mandating that all BPI-certified products contain less than 100 parts per million (ppm) of total organic fluoride (TOCF) and should not contain intentionally added PFAS.
Eco-Products' Vanguard flip-top has now made history as the inaugural PFAS-free molded fiber product to receive approval from the Compost Manufacturing Alliance. Ian Jacobson, President of Eco-Products, expressed pride in their role as an industry leader committed to offering products crafted from renewable and recyclable materials. He stated, "The CMA's endorsement of this project further solidifies the Vanguard range as the preferred choice in the no-added PFAS product category."
In 2021, the Vanguard range achieved GreenScreen Silver status, establishing Eco-Products as the first manufacturer to attain GreenScreen status for food service packaging.
What Is Vanguard?
The Vanguard range is an innovative collection of compostable boards and containers made from molded fibers. These award-winning products achieve grease resistance without the addition of PFAS, thanks to proprietary chemicals.
The Vanguard line, constructed from recycled and renewable molded fibers, encompasses plates, bowls, trays, containers, and portion cups. These products are microwave-safe, cut-resistant, and ideal for both takeout and delivery services. Send messages to OTARApack for more packaging solutions.
Eco Products Expands the Vanguard Range
Since earning the GreenScreen Silver designation in 2020, Eco Products has continuously expanded the Vanguard range. It now boasts more than 40 distinctive shapes and sizes, making it the most comprehensive assortment of no-added PFAS molded fiber products available. This range includes an extensive selection of plates, cups, utensils, straws, trays, and containers, all crafted from renewable and post-consumer recycled resources.
Additional items within the Vanguard range are presently undergoing testing, with results anticipated later this year. The Compost Manufacturing Alliance offers on-site decomposition testing using various prominent treatments, ensuring that products sent to industrial composting facilities undergo complete decomposition during the production cycle. As part of an ongoing initiative to test different molded fiber products, the 9-inch three-chamber flaps from the Vanguard range have met the requirements for CMA Window Technology Approval (CMA-w).
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