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Barrier coatings

Barrier Coatings Imerys minerals - environment-friendly recyclable barrier coatings

Working closely with leading brand owners and packaging converters, Imerys has developed a range of minerals for use in barrier coatings for the food and non-food segments of the fiber-based packaging industry. 

The packaging industry is seeking easily recyclable mono-materials to replace more complex packaging materials, such as PE laminates, wax coatings and resin coatings used for the packaging of paper reams, washing powder, frozen food and a great many other foodstuffs. Our formulated coating solutions create an impermeable barrier, reducing air and liquid permeation. 

These environmentally friendly coating solutions are ideal for:

  • Moisture vapor barrier coatings
  • Oil and grease barrier coatings
  • Water barrier coatings
  • Mineral oil barrier coatings

And allow paper-based packaging to meet surface quality requirements in terms of:

  • Printability
  • Recyclability
  • Smoothness
  • Gloss
  • Brightness and opacity
  • Glueability
  • Strength

Our coating solutions are used in multiple packaging segments, including fast food, bakery, cosmetics, medicines, electronics, bread bags, paper sacks, etc.

Imerys formulated coating solutions provide an environmentally friendly alternative to wax, fluorochemicals, and petrochemical-based polymer coatings.

Chemically inert, they make the board or paper easily recyclable and can be applied directly at the paper mill implying reduced transport costs and CO2 emissions. 

We recommend our Steaplus® range for barrier coatings.

We offer a full range technical and process support services to help you match the right mineral grade to your application requirement.

Please contact us, we will be only too happy to help

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