TopScreen™ Oil & Grease Resistant Barrier Coatings

TopScreen oil and grease resistant barrier coatings are a new alternative to polyethylene film and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) used in paper, paperboard and molded fiber packaging. These new barrier coatings are cost-effective, readily available and provide the performance that brand owners demand. Additionally, these oil and grease resistant coatings can be applied using existing application equipment with minimal modifications.

TopScreen oil and grease resistant barrier coatings are an ideal choice for packaging designers seeking to incorporate more sustainable, cost-effective coatings into their fiber-based packaging products. Formulated to maximize renewable content, these barrier coatings are designed for use in packaging used for greasy and oily foods, providing a variety of barrier properties such as oil and grease resistance, moisture vapor resistance, and water resistance. Additionally, most applications offer excellent printability and glueability.

For oil and grease resistant food packaging applications, TopScreen barrier coatings offer many advantages. Key features and benefits include:

  • Easy replacement of polyethylene film and PFAS
  • Superior oil and grease resistance
  • Water-based, environmentally friendly formulas
  • Application flexibility
  • Easy adoption on existing application equipment

Recyclability and reduction of waste is important to both today’s consumers and producers of oil and grease resistant food packaging. Solenis’ TopScreen oil and grease resistant barrier coatings are water-based polymers made with high bio-renewability content (up to 70 percent). These oil and grease resistant coatings can be used to produce recyclable and repulpable paper, paperboard and molded fiber products, helping packaging designers operate as good corporate citizens.

Some specialized food packaging products require highly oleophobic coatings. TopScreen coatings easily stand up to that challenge for a variety of oil and grease resistant food packaging applications. These oil and grease resistant coatings, derived from water-based polymer dispersions, deliver high-caliber performance ideal for:

 

  • Burger wrappers and boxes
  • French fry bags, scoops and cups
  • Other fast food or greasy food containers
  • Pet food boxes and bags

TopScreen oil and grease resistant barrier coatings require minimal effort for packaging designers looking to adopt sustainable barrier coating technologies. They can be used with water-based coating applicators — either neat or diluted — or can be used in combination with existing oil and grease resistant coatings, such as film-forming starch. Plus, they can be made heat-sealable, hotmelt-ready and cold glueable, making them flexible enough to accommodate nearly any end-use specification or application need.

To learn more about TopScreen oil and grease resistant barrier coatings for paper, paperboard and molded fiber packaging, ask a Solenis expert today.