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

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