Steaplus® Prime Environment friendly minerals for barrier coatings
Working closely with leading brand owners and packaging converters, Imerys has developed Steaplus® Prime, a natural mineral base for water-based barrier coatings for the food and non-food segments of the fiber-based packaging industry. Easily recyclable, Steaplus® Prime based coatings provide an environment-friendly alternative to wax, fluorochemical and petrochemical based polymer coatings.
Steaplus® Prime is ideal for:
- Moisture vapor barrier coatings
- Oil and grease barrier coatings
- Water barrier coatings
- Mineral oil barrier coatings
- FDA & BfR compliant for direct food contact
We can also fine-tune our coatings grades to match your specific requirements by finding the optimum combination you need in terms of:
- Moisture vapor resistance
- Machine runnability
- And cost-effectiveness
Steaplus® Prime based coatings can be applied using online or offline dispersion coating techniques, or on a printing press.
They are adapted for varied grades of fiber-based substrates - carton, corrugated or flexible paper.
They are currently being used in multiple packaging segments, including fast food, bakery, confectionary, cosmetics, medicines, electronics and paper sacks.
We offer a full range of bespoke formulation and technical and process support services to help you match the right mineral grade to your application requirement.