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Barrier for Low MVTR Paper and Paperboard Coatings

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A functional or barrier coating may be applied to a paper or paperboard substrate to provide a barrier or other desired properties.These coatings can be used in both food and non-food paperboard packaging applications.The barrier coating blocks the passage of particular substances including: moisture vapor, water, oils, and grease under a variety of conditions and temperatures. The purpose of a barrier coating is to provide protection, to ensure a longer shelf-life, and to better protect the product and package integrity. Below is a MVTR barrier coating starting point formulation that was applied to a linerboard substrate.


Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of styrene-butadiene emulsions used in inks and coatings. The Rovene® line of low viscosity, water-based emulsions features a variety of styrene-butadiene ratios, molecular weights, and degrees carboxylation. These emulsions can be compounded into formulations with select tackifier dispersions, fillers, and pigments.

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