Barrier coatings

Barrier coatings to facilitate packaging complexity reduction

The challenge?

A more sustainable and efficient alternative to film and foil-based barriers is needed. Metallized substrate are often not efficiently recycled. Less complex packaging structures are more compatible with waste streams, and the switch to paper-based packaging could reduce levels of plastic waste. Paper based structures have a more established recycling stream. However, the application range for paper packaging is limited, and the barrier properties to ensure product shelf life must be maintained.

The solution?

  • Printable barrier coatings
  • Reduced water vapor transmission rate (WVTR)
  • Improved grease and aroma barrier
  • Optional oxygen gas barrier under development
  • Reduced COBB value for paper – less water absorption = higher tensile strength
  • Printed layers enhance particular properties of commercial barrier substrates

Find out more.

Contact us today to find out how we can work with you to create circular, safe, efficient and functional solutions to benefit your brand.