Barrier coatings are specific types of protective films that are applied to packaging materials to enhance their properties. They are designed to reduce the penetration of moisture, oxygen, fat, flavors and other substances, thereby extending the shelf life of packaged products. This is especially important when it comes to food since it reduces the amount of waste. Typical uses include packaging for fruit, meat and animal feed.
The regulatory requirements for the disposal and recycling of production material, and, most importantly, reducing the use of plastics is a major challenge for many processing companies. In the fast food sector, packaging has a very short product life cycle, which is why it ends up in the waste disposal process very quickly. At the same time, it must meet functionality, quality and food safety requirements. ARCOLOR coatings deliver sustainable product solutions that reduce polymer content by up to 75 percent when compared to a composite substrate.