New barrier paper for the packaging market
Papers, coated with new bio-based formulations based on proteins, starches, lipids as well as synthetic lacquers (e.g. vinyl alcohols) are attractive for the application as primary packaging for food and pharmaceutical products. The new developed coatings give them a high oxygen and water vapor barrier combined with a good seability. Additionally the biobased coating improves the recyclability and will comply with the new packaging law, which shall become effective in 2019.