Preserve product quality and safety with reliable paper packaging barrier formulations.
Protecting food and consumer goods products from environmental exposure is the baseline requirement of any packaging solution, but it’s certainly not the only consideration for which our packaging engineers develop solutions.
Barrier solutions for oil and grease protect the structural integrity and appearance of the designed packaging by preventing the greasy contents of the contained food or consumer good product from migrating through the paper or paperboard.
Despite the dozens of ways products can be damaged and degraded when they’re shipped across the country (or world), consumers expect clean, dry, unblemished packages. Even wrappers used for a matter of minutes to hold a warm cookie or greasy french fries are expected to look untouched by the time your meal is finished.
It’s minor miracle that – more often than not – that actually happens.
At the same time, consumers are also holding packaging brand owners to ever-increasing environmental standards and sustainability goals.
That’s why our materials scientists are working with packaging and converting companies to develop reliable barrier coatings for paper and paperboard substrates with sustainability in mind.
Function of barrier coatings
Our paper barrier coatings provide true oil and grease resistance (OGR) and prevent water, moisture, and other hot/cold liquids from passing through packaging containers and causing a negative consumer experience.
Specifically for paperboard box applications, our barrier coatings resist penetration that can cause staining to the outside of a branded box.
Additional benefits include:
- Excellent heat sealability
- Hot block resistance
- Food contact compliance
If you’re searching for the right balance between paper packaging reliability, safety, sustainability, and cost, let’s talk!