Paper-based Food Packaging
Innovative solutions carefully designed for food contact compliance make Dow's RHOBARR™ Barrier Coatings a perfect fit for most food packaging needs. RHOBARR™ Barrier Coatings offer PFAS-free coatings that can be used on existing equipment, meaning there are no extra costs or waste in the manufacturing process.
RHOBARR™ Barrier Coatings also provide options for heat sealability and recyclability. Repulping studies have shown that more than 99% of paper fibers can be recovered and recycled when using select RHOBARR™ Barrier Coatings grades.
When buying pet food, the length of time that food stays fresh is as important to consumers as the quality of the ingredients. Pet foods often have a high fat content, meaning that there is a risk of oil and grease bleeding through the packaging. Dow’s RHOBARR™ Barrier Coatings are more than up for the challenge of protecting pet food from such scenarios, as it has been specifically designed to sustainably coat paper packaging requiring multifunctional oil and grease barriers.
There has been a rapid growth in the desire for flexible, stand-up packaging pouches, as they are convenient, self-standing, and often resealable. The current market also sees consumers viewing the quality of a product to be equally as important as the sustainability of its packaging. RHOBARR™ Barrier Coatings allow effective protection of products using stand up pouch packaging, while also providing enhanced recyclability and repulpability.
In some regions, the ink on shelf stable food boxes contains mineral oils that are not suitable for consumption, and a protective barrier coating is needed to stop these oils from leeching onto the product. This is where Dow comes in. Our RHOBARR™ 214 Emulsion has been proven to block all saturation of the underlying board when exposed to a variety of oils and greases.