Barrikote™ formulations are Water-Based Barrier Coatings, a dispersion of specialty polymer and minerals in a water solution. Specialty polymer with glass transition temperature adjusted to achieve heat-seal and repulpability
Use of platy minerals to improve anti-blocking, crack-resistance along with barrier performance
Barrikote™ formulations are designed to be applied directly on paper machine in particular with Curtain Coating applicators. Up to 3 different and thin layers consisting of different Barrikote™ formulations can be applied on each side
Each formulation provides a different functionality.
Barrikote™ formulation makes the first recyclable food packaging board, repulpable through ordinary recycling infrastructure, creating 2x less rejects than PE - lined board. 70% thinner film than Polyethylene (PE) for equivalent barrier performance.
Barrikote™ current technology includes oil-based aqueous polymeric solutions although this technology can evolve to adapt to expected developments in aqueous polymeric solutions, such as polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH); thermoset resins, polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA/PHB), nanocellulose composites, polylactic acid (PLA), bio-based polyesters (PET, PBAt), and thermoplastic starch.