BARRICOTE® stands for a range of particularly environmentally friendly and at the same time very effective barrier papers for food packaging from Mitsubishi HiTec Paper. In order to meet the stringent requirements for food safety, the mills in Bielefeld and Flensburg have now been successfully certified as hygienic in accordance with INREKA and DIN EN 15593.
Following successful completion of the field tests for BARRICOTE® barrier papers by the Bielefeld-based speciality paper manufacturer Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, hygiene management systems were introduced as part of an integrated management system (DIN EN ISO 9001, 14001, 50001) at the Bielefeld and Flensburg mills. These have now been certified in accordance with the INREKA certification standard including DIN EN 15593. This confirms the effective implementation of the stringent hygiene requirements placed on the production of food packaging papers.
As part of this certification, compliance with other laws and standards was confirmed at the same time:
- Regulation on food hygiene (8.8.2007)
- EC regulation 852/2004 on food hygiene (29.4.2004)
- EC regulation 2023/2006 on good manufacturing practice (22.12.2006)
- The Royal Society of Health “Food Packaging Hygiene Accreditation Scheme – Code of Good Practice” (February 1995)
- BRC / IoP Standard "Technical Standard and Protocol for Companies Manufacturing and Supplying Food Packaging Materials for Retailer Branded Products for Category A" (September 2004)
BARRICOTE® barrier papers for food packaging are pure paper products made from virgin fibres with water-based coatings for combinable barriers against migration of mineral oils, water and water vapour, grease, and oil, as well as aroma. Free from plastic (PE / PP), aluminium, foils or fluorocarbons, the FSC® Mix and PEFC™ certified BARRICOTE® papers are recyclable, compostable and highly sustainable. This not only protects the food, but also the environment and consumers.
As a responsible manufacturer, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper pays special attention to environmentally conscious and high-quality production of specialty papers. In addition, Mitsubishi assumes social responsibility and is involved in various environmental associations and organizations such as B.A.U.M., ChePap Rhein-Ruhr, Klimapakt Flensburg, Ökoprofit® Klub OWL and Wirtschaft pro Klima.
Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH is a German subsidiary of Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd., Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty paper. The roughly 700 employees at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper produce high-quality direct thermal, inkjet, carbonless, label and barrier papers at two tradition-rich locations in Bielefeld and Flensburg.
Both factories stand out for own base paper production, state-of-the-art production machinery, six different coating technologies and innovative coating recipes. Through its dense global sales network, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper supplies a full range of specialty papers featuring a modular system for many applications and printing technologies – and is a highly capable partner whenever customized coated paper solutions are required.