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Michelman’s PFAS-free Compostable Coatings Receive BPI Certification

Published on 2020-08-20. Author : SpecialChem

michelman-coating-certif Michelman announces that three of its PFAS-free coatings, Michem® Coat 2000, Michem® Coat 525, and Hydraban® 8000, have complied with the specifications established by the American Society for Testing and Materials standards ASTM D6400 and D6868 per the terms and conditions of Biodegradable Products Institute’s (BPI) certification program for compostable products.

Functional Coatings for Food Packaging

The newly developed Michem® Coat 2000 and Michem® Coat 525 are functional coatings that provide maximum oil and grease performance in fiber-based food service applications. Hydraban® 8000 is a water-resistant paper coating with excellent gluability and printability used for food packaging.

These products have had biodegradation and ecotoxicity testing in order to receive BPI certification. This testing means that Michelman BPI-certified coatings are proven to biodegrade in an industrial compost environment and can be used in typical quantities in the applications for which they are designed, with minimal limitations.

Explains Rick Michelman, chief technology officer and EVP for Americas and Printing & Packaging, “We design solutions with the Circular Economy in mind, combined with what we are hearing from our converter customers and the brands they serve. Paper-based packaging materials coated with our functional coatings are typically repulpable and recyclable. Now, our growing portfolio of certified compostable coatings provides brand owners with more sustainable options to achieve the performance they need and help divert packaging from landfills.”

Michelman’s portfolio of compostable coatings is currently available in North America, with global development under way.

Source: Michelman
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