Inline & offline digital printing primers certified for use with HP Indigo presses.
Water-based overprint coatings increase durability and enhance the look & feel of inkjet-printed materials.
High-performance primers for inkjet that improve print quality & ink adhesion on film & paper.
Advanced materials designed to enhance the performance and processing of agricultural products.
Recyclable water-based coatings that confer high barrier to paper-based packaging and wraps.
Enhancing composite performance through optimized fiber-polymer interface adhesion
Water-based sizing solutions designed to optimize interfacial adhesion in composites using carbon fiber.
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Plastic is often the best option for packaging due to its light weight and high barrier, helping avoid food waste.
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Michelman is a global company with offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe.
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Consumers are increasingly aware of the life cycle of packaging and its place in the circular economy (CE). The power of consumer choice and brand loyalty has required the packaging industry to reassess its relationship with waste, resources, and material use. Paper packaging, in many circumstances, fits well into the circular economy model because paper is a highly recyclable and renewable resource.
Repulpability testing is performed first to determine fiber yield. If fiber yield is acceptable, recyclability testing is then completed to determine the coated article‘s ability to be recovered through the complete process, and whether the resultant fiber can be reused. Recycling protocols in all regions are different. Information for Europe and the United States is provided below.
Three tests for compostability:
Applies to the coating separate from the paper. Followed by BPI.
Applies to the completed article for paper and plastic structures. Followed by TUV Austria. BNQ and ABA use this as a guideline for their certifi- cation schemes as well.
Applies to the complete article for plastic structures. Followed by BPI.
Coatings can be tested individually (sans substrate) if the substrate has already been tested and verified.
Multiple internationally recognized testing bodies are available to use and are listed on the certification body websites.
Published on: July 13, 2023