Paper and paper goods (plates, paper towels, paper serviettes, etc.) produced in Australia may contain wheat starches that are chametz. Plastic coated plates may have been washed in chametz - derived alcohol.
In light of the above many are strict and do not use any of the above in contact with food unless they have a kashrut endorsement. However some authorities consider starch in the making of paper plates as non-food nullified before Pesach and allow their use.
All aluminium foil rolls produced in Australia are produced in a manner that allows their use on Pesach. Aluminium foil containers, however, may be coated with either non-kosher or chametz lubricants. Coated paper plates produced in the United States may contain maize cornstarch; however, most authorities permit their use due to maize corn-starch being only of a Kitniyot origin.
According to the stricter opinions recycled paper products should not be used in contact with food, as they may be made with recycled paper pulp that contains wheat starch. In general plastic tablecloths, plastic bags, plastic plates, plastic bowls, plastic cups, plastic cutlery, expanded polystyrene (foam) cups and paper cups (hot or cold) available in Australia are produced chametz - free. Note however that some plastic tablecloths and some plastic bags do come with a fine powder film and this is quite common; care should be taken as the powder may be chametz.
The following branded and non- branded products have been investigated and found to be chametz - free based on information supplied by the manufacturer. They have not been produced under supervision.
Alpen Catering Collection - Napkins
Bi-Lo Oven Bags
Capral - Aluminium foil
Caprice - Serviettes, Table Covers, Paper Towel
Carter Holt Harvey/SCA Hygiene Australasia - All Paper Products
Cast Away - Easy Bake
Cling Wrap - All acceptable.
Confoil, Kaal, Kingfoil - Semi-rigid Aluminium foil containers are now produced with kosher lubricants and not required to be washed. However, some of the ingredients used in the kosher lubricant may be made in vessels that have had Chametz in them and therefore it is praiseworthy but not obligatory to wash these containers before Pesach use.
Cost Saver - Paper Towel
Creative Expressions - All products
Deeko - All Paper and Tissue products
Beta Bake (Baking Paper) - (Ph: 02 9697 2499) - Beta Bake by Dragon Fly, Premium non stick baking and cooking paper
Gilbert Foil - Aluminium Foil
Glad - Oven Bags and Baking Paper, all Plastic Bags, Freezer, Go Betweens
Handee - All products
Home Fashion - All products
Hygenex - All Paper and Paper Towel and Tissue products
Kaal - Aluminium Foil
Kleenex - Paper Towel, Tissue
Multix - Baking Paper
OSO - Oven Bags
Parego - Serviettes
Purex - All Paper products
Scott - Tissues & Paper Towel
Special Occasions - All products
Sorbent - All paper products
Stewo - Serviettes
Thick & Thirsty - Paper & Towel
Viva - Paper Towel