Geetha's Story

Michelman Solutions

We created our first repulpable water-based coating over 50 years ago. Today, we continue to lead the way as we look to shape the Circular Economy of tomorrow. Amid rising global concerns about the environment, we are committed to sustaining our planet by introducing planet-positive solutions into the marketplace. In a world that is becoming increasingly concerned with protecting and preserving the natural environment, sustainable packaging offers a solution through material and resource efficiency. Whether dealing with film- or fiber-based substrates, or transitioning from film to paper, Michelman's aqueous coatings are beneficial, helping to reduce moisture, vapor, and oxygen transmission whilst enhancing resistance to water, oil, and grease, and ensuring airtight seals. Our solutions help to increase shelf life through the reduction of food waste, and by replacing less desirable materials, they enable recyclable or compostable packaging structures, catering to the growing demand for environmentally friendly solutions.


Q & A with Geetha

  • In your opinion, why is Circular Economy so vital and relevant right now?
  • Why is collaboration with partners across the value chain so important?
  • What makes Michelman solutions different or unique?
  • What would you say has driven Michelman to be at the forefront of innovating in sustainable future and what excites you about the future?
  • What has been your biggest success at Michelman?
  • What is the biggest challenge you foresee for the industry to achieve a Circular Economy, and how is Michelman looking to overcome it?
  • What's the best thing about what you do?

Sustainable Solutions for Hot Beverage Cups

Offering a comprehensive range of solutions designed to accommodate distinct requirements, along with a variety of versatile offerings designed to address multiple needs, Michelman’s water-based coatings can offer water, grease, and oil resistance, alongside a wide range of additional benefits, including stain control, abrasion resistance, ease of off-line application, good gluability, surface sealing, and priming for subsequent applications. There is an escalating need to increase the sustainability of all packaging. Single use foodservice items, and cups particularly, are under intense scrutiny regarding their recyclability. Recognition by brands of the need to increase sustainability initiatives propels the entire supply chain to work collectively on new solutions. Michelman successfully developed a food contact compliant coating for the EU hot cup market. Working simultaneously with a converter, the collective knowledge base and attentiveness of the Michelman team, as well as our superior product performance, helped us create this groundbreaking solution for our customers. Ready to take the next step towards sustainability in the circular supply chain model? Discover how Michelman’s expertise and innovation can give your business the right product solution. Learn More


Thinking Ahead

With increasing pressure from consumers, governments, and regulators for companies to reduce their environmental impact and adopt more sustainable business practices, it has never been more important to make your business part of the circular supply chain. Keep up to date with all our essential news and insight to see how Michelman can help you to achieve your sustainability goals.

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