Norkol adds APP’s Bio Natura recyclable, plastic & PFAS-free food packaging paperboard to its portfolio of food packaging solutions

Norkol Converting Corporation announced today that in an effort to achieve its sustainability goals and lower its environmental impact, it will now offer APP’s award-winning, recyclable, compostable and plastic free Foopak Bio Natura paperboard.

Available to Norkol through Charta Global, APP’s exclusive strategic partner in the US, Bio Natura was developed with a proprietary innovative nano aqua-dispersion technology which replaces harmful petroleum-based and plant-based plastic coatings. This allows the product to breakdown in as little as 12 weeks.  

Designed to meet the global demand for sustainable food service packaging, Bio Natura paperboard is both curb-side recyclable and plastic-free. Created for both hot and cold food or liquid items, it can be used in microwave and conventional ovens and complies with the European Commission Regulation 10/2011 and Regulation 1935/2004. It is PFAS-free, meets Halal requirements, and is FDA-compliant, REACH and BfR certified for direct food contact.

“Following California’s recent recycling and plastic-free legislation, other states have begun adopting similar and even more strict sustainable packaging bylaws,” said Paul Weibel, Director of Business Development at Norkol. “We needed a tested, proven and market-ready solution to meet this quickly evolving marketplace, and Bio Natura exceeded all our expectations – forward looking with its innovative product solutions and  ahead of the curve in meeting our supply chain, customer and consumer needs.”

For more information on the Foopak portfolio of paperboard food packaging solutions available in sheets and rolls from Norkol as well as other capabilities, availability, and pricing, please contact us 708-531-1000 ext. 271. 


About Norkol

For over 50 years, Norkol has grown from a single warehouse to one of the nation’s largest family-owned converters and distributors of paper and packaging products. With Norkol, you’re not just hiring a supplier, you’re gaining a dedicated partner. We treat our customers, employees, and associates like they’re part of our family. Since 1968, we’ve been committed to finding the right products, the right quality at the right price. For more information, visit

About Charta Global

Charta Global Inc., headquartered in Orange, CA, maintains one of the paper industry’s most extensive product portfolios throughout the US and Latin America. Charta offers an extensive line of retail-ready and custom options for food service andconsumer goods food packaging, as well as a full breadth of printing and copy papers, kraft, colored, brief card, wood-free, carbonless, thermal, art, specialty papers and jumbo roll tissue products.

Retailers, brands, wholesalers, traders, distributors and merchants rely on Charta’s robust product offering. As the exclusive strategic partner of the Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), Charta Global leverages a state-of-the-art R&D network and leading sustainabilitypractices of one of the world’s largest fully integrated pulp and paper manufacturers with more than 25 million metric tons of paper and board manufacturing capacity.

About Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas is a trade name of pulp and paper manufacturing companies that deliver quality products to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging and paper. APP Sinar Mas’ products are marketed in more than 150 countries across six continents.

As a sustainable and responsible business, we create products and operate with care for our employees, society and the environment. We do this by leveraging technology and innovation, partnering the community and adhering to international business and operating standards across our production and supply chain.

We subscribe to the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles and our Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2030 guides us in fulfilling our commitment to protect forests, support communities, conserve biodiversity and achieve carbon neutrality across our operations by 2030.