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Putting up barriers

By Food in Canada staff   

Facilities Maintenance

NanoPack’s new barrier coating offers sustainability and economical advantages

Wayne, Pa. – NanoPack Inc. has introduced a new coating called Bairicade XT.

The company, which develops proprietary barrier coatings for films used in processed food packaging, says the new water-based product offers reduced costs and the ability for coating and printing in-line on high-speed flexographic and rotogravure printing processes.

Bairicade XT coating can also provide extended shelf-life for products such as snacks, nuts, seeds, seasonings, candy, coffee and tea packages.

The company says Bairicade XT can provide a clear, ultra-thin oxygen barrier coating using 50 per cent less water than previous coatings. With less drying required, shorter ovens are sufficient and press speeds can be increased.

The new coating can replace chlorinated coatings such as polyvinylidene chloride (Saran), and thicker, more expensive materials such as EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer).

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