Michelman Grows Portfolio of BPI Certified Compostable Coatings

Michelman announces the BPI certification of three of its PFAS-free coatings—Michem® Coat 2000, Michem® Coat 525, and Hydraban® 8000.

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They comply with the specifications established by the American Society for Testing and Materials standards ASTM D6400 and D6868 per the terms and conditions of Biodegradable Products Institute’s (BPI) certification program for compostable products.

Explains Rick Michelman, Chief Technology Officer and EVP for Americas and Printing & Packaging, “As a supplier to brand owners and other members of the packaging supply chain, we want to help transition the industry into more sustainable packaging. BPI has the largest certification program for compostable products and packaging in North America, and getting awarded BPI certification means the industry can trust that our products have gone through a rigorous testing process.”


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These products have had biodegradation and ecotoxicity testing in order to receive BPI certification. This testing means that Michelman BPI certified coatings are proven to biodegrade in an industrial compost environment and can be used in quantities typical for the applications they are designed for with minimal limitations.

The newly developed Michem® Coat 2000 and Michem® Coat 525 are functional coatings that provide maximum oil and grease performance in fiber-based food service applications. Hydraban® 8000 is a water-resistant paper coating with excellent gluability and printability used for food packaging.

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