White lined chipboard

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WLC construction:
1) Two or three coating layers
2) Pulp or white recovered fiber
3) Recovered fibre underliner
4) One or more layers of mixed and/or recovered fiber
5) Pulp or white recovered fiber
6) Back coating

White lined chipboard, also referred to as: WLC, GD, GT or UD, is a grade of paperboard typically made from layers of waste paper or recycled fibers. Most often it comes with two to three layers of coating on the top and one layer on the reverse side. Because of its recycled content it will be grey from the inside. The main enduse for this type of board is for packaging of frozen or chilled food, cereals, shoes, toys and others.[1]

Health risks have been associated with using recycled material in direct food contact. Swiss studies have shown that recycled material can contain significant portions of mineral oil, which may migrate into packed foods.[2] (Mineral oil levels of up to 19.4 mg/kg were found in rice packed in recycled board.[3])

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  1. ^ Pro Carton (2009). "Types of Cartonboard". Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  2. ^ Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Germany). "Migration of mineral oil from packaging materials to foodstuffs (BfR Opinion No. 008/2010 of 2009-12-09)". Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  3. ^ Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung. "Übergänge von Mineralöl aus Verpackungsmaterialien auf Lebensmittel". Retrieved 2010-04-21.