TopScreen™ Oil & Grease Resistant Barrier Coatings

TopScreen oil and grease resistant barrier coatings are the answer to address escalating concerns about the use of potentially toxic plastics or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in paper and molded fiber packaging. In a number of countries, there have been legislative actions to limit the use of — or ban entirely — PFAS chemistries in food packaging, leading to increased interest in environmentally friendly alternatives for oil and grease resistant food packaging. However, new solutions must be cost-effective, readily available and provide the performance that end users demand. Additionally, any new oil and grease resistant coatings need to perform on existing equipment with minimal modification.

TopScreen oil and grease resistant barrier coatings can replace coatings and barriers composed of PFAS in paper and molded fiber packaging. They are an ideal choice for papermakers seeking to incorporate more sustainable, cost-effective oil and grease resistant coatings into their products. Our PFAS-free coatings for paper and linerboard can be used for greasy and oily foods, such as burgers and French fries, as well as food boxes and bags for pet food, especially those that require long-term holdout.

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

  • Superior oil and grease resistance
  • Water-based, environmentally friendly formulas
  • Application flexibility
  • PFAS regulatory compliance
  • Rapid onboarding and adoption

Environmental sustainability and reduction of waste is important to both today’s consumers and to 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 and board, helping papermakers comply with environmental regulations and 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 polymers, 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 papermakers looking to adopt sustainable barrier coating technologies. They can be used with water-based wax coaters — 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 and molded fiber packaging, ask a Solenis expert today.