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Solenis launches new TopScreen barrier coatings and Contour PFAS-free technology to replace harmful plastics in food and beverage paper packaging

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Solenis launches new TopScreen barrier coatings and Contour PFAS-free technology to replace harmful plastics in food and beverage paper packaging

May 07, 2021 - 01:39

WILMINGTON, DE, May 6, 2021 (Press Release) -Solenis’ range of TopScreen barrier coatings and ContourSMPFAS-Free technology provide eco-friendly alternatives to environmentally harmful plastics used in food and beverage paper packaging. These solutions help consumer brand companies and paper converters meet the increasing demand for biodegradable fast-food packaging, corrugated board, single-use cups, molded fiber articles and other food and beverage packaging elements.

The TopScreen family of products includes several versatile, cost-effective solutions that protect food packaging from oil, grease, water and water vapor. Suitable for a wide range of end-use applications, these formulations are repulpable, compostable and biodegradable. Highlights in the TopScreen family include:

ContourSMPFAS-free Oil and Grease Resistant Technology is a versatile, environmentally friendly solution that provides oil and water resistance for molded fiber food service packaging. This innovation replaces perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) surface treatments typically applied to pulp-based articles like plates, bowls, trays and clamshells. Ideal for low- to mid-temperature end-use applications, Contour technology is easy to implement as a PFAS replacement, with minimal equipment costs and process management changes.

TopScreen Oil and Grease Resistant Barrier Coatings and TopScreen Water Repellent Barrier Coatings provide environmentally friendly oil, water and grease resistance to food paper packaging. As an alternative to plastic laminated liners, these sustainable water-based barrier coatings are biodegradable, recyclable and repulpable. Ideal for a wide range of end-use applications, from burger wrappers to fast food containers, TopScreen barrier coatings can accommodate printability, flexibility and glueability.

TopScreen Barrier Coatings for Cupstock are plastic-free, eco-friendly barrier solutions for single-use hot and cold cups and ice cream cups. This barrier coating is ideal as a liquid barrier alternative to polyethylene (PE). The recyclable, repulpable and compostable cupstock solution can be applied with standard coating application equipment and processes.

About Solenis

Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, petroleum refining, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries, as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 39 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 5,200 professionals in 120 countries across five continents.