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Zap and UltraZapEnviroPak — Clean Green Products From Paper Pak Industries

Solid waste management, and the disposal of plastics in particular, is a growing concern to communities around the world. The typical amount of solid waste generation has nearly tripled in many industrial nations since 1960 while plastics generation in the municipal solid waste stream has increased from less than 1 percent in 1960 to over 11 percent in 2001.

As consumers generate higher amounts of waste, industry is developing new approaches to lessen the impact of solid waste on the environment. Technological advances enable manufacturers to enhance existing products with environmentally friendly features.

Paper Pak Industries, a leading manufacturer of absorbent mediums for the food packaging industry, now offers food marketers a sensible, environmentally responsible solution to consumer disposal of absorbent food pads.

Introducing Zap and UltraZapEnviroPak, a range of new biodegradable and compostable products that are designed to improve the natural disposal of absorbent cellulose food safety pads.

The product line includes three new products:

UltraZapEnviroPak Natural Tissue

Zap and UltraZapEnviroPak Natural Tissue food safety pads include a natural tissue core that is biodegradable, compostable and just as sanitary, safe, and absorbent as bleached white tissue.

PPI's natural tissue is made using a chlorine/bleach-free process that requires less energy and leaves a smaller carbon footprint.


Zap and UltraZapEnviroPak Bio Poly absorbent food safety pads feature a polyethylene backing that will degrade (as per ASTM D3826) and biodegrade (as per ASTM D5988) in most municipal solid waste systems.

The degradation is triggered by heat and UV light and is enhanced by mechanical stress and moisture

UltraZapEnviroPak Terra

UltraZapEnviroPak Terra absorbent food safety pads feature a high wet strength tissue instead of a polymer sheet on the outside of our highly absorbent, FDA-approved cellulose core.

UltraZapEnviroPak Terra absorbent food pads are biodegradable and compostable per ASTM 6400 standards and comply with FDA/USDA (USA) and European food packaging standards.

To learn more about Zap and UltraZapEnviroPak food safety pads, click here.

The Natural Way to Extend Product Freshness

PPI's UltraZapXtendaPak active pads improve the safety, appearance and shelf life of packaged proteins in supermarkets. The active absorbent is designed to maintain the protein's sensory features - smell, color, and texture - by minimizing the bacterial growth inside the package. Learn More.

Avoid Slip and Fall Accidents In Your Facility

UltraZapSpillGuard pads are a fast and safe way to initialize the spill clean up process, mark an area as a hazard, and minimize liability damages for negligence. Learn More.

PPI Excels in Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Audit

PPI's California and Georgia manufacturing facilities are in full compliance with the BRC/IOP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 4, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked food safety scheme that covers the hygienic production of packaging materials. Learn More.

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U.S. & Canada 1 (888) 293-6529
International 1 (909) 392-1731