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Materials Product Brief

Michelman: Abrasion resistant coating

Michelman introduces Nomar 73, a new coating that is applied to paper and corrugated to protect packaged goods from abrasions that can occur while the package is in transit.
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Materials Product Brief

LiquiGlide: Coating helps paint slip out of can

Designed to benefit consumers and manufacturers, LiquiGlide’s super-slippery coating for paint and paint colorants is a permanently wet coating that allows paint to slide out of cans and through pipes with ease, minimizing waste, reducing harmful environmental impact, and improving production efficiency.
SiO2 offers plasma glass-coated plastic prefilled syringes.

Innovation at PDA Europe

Plasma glass-coated plastic prefilled syringes—the best of both worlds.
Ghost watermark thwarts counterfeiters in cost-effective process; wins FPA honors
Feature Article

Ghost watermark thwarts counterfeiters in cost-effective process; wins FPA honors

Technology employs a repeating watermark embedded in a flexible or semi-rigid package to address counterfeiting and help ensure brand protection.
Package Case Study

Winery selects label with alternative barrier coating

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will transition to a pressure-sensitive paper label with a mineralized coating for its white wine that provides a high barrier for wet conditions.
UV Soft Touch
Materials Product Brief

ACTEGA Kelstar: UV specialty coating

ACTEGA Kelstar introduces its newest product to its specialty coatings portfolio – UV Soft Touch.
Materials Product Brief

Aqua Based Technologies: Grease-resistant coating for food packaging

Designed for use with paper, board, and new starch-based food packaging substrates (such as PLA), Aqualene 5050 from Aqua Based Technologies, a division of ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc., is an eco-friendly, water-based coating that is economical, repulpable, and has high oil and grease resistance (OGR).
Pen-cote PR
Materials Product Brief

Penford: Biopolymer paper coatings

Penford Products’ Pen-cote PR is a new biopolymer product line produced to replace protein in paper coatings to provide added environmental and cost benefits.
Materials Product Brief

Ampacet: Special effects masterbatch

Designed to provide high-impact shelf appeal for packaging and consumer goods products Matrix special effects masterbatch from Ampacet, features a disruptive look representing an underlying surface tension.
Materials Product Brief

Ampac : Laminate for dry products

Available as printed roll stock and as premade pouches, BioFlex Pack laminate material from Ampac, is fully biodegradable and compostable according to European regulation EN 13432 and U.S. ASTM D6400.


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