Poly (PE) Replacement Barrier Coatings and Test Methods

Barrier Coatings

Why Replace Petroleum Based Extrusion Coated Polyethylene? More and more printers and converters are responding to requests for paper and paperboard coatings that can replace petroleum based extrusion coated polyethylene (PE) or Poly Replacement. Alternative barrier coating products that are safe for the environment are in favor due to brand marketers, legislative, political and consumer […]

Replacing Poly (PE) Coated Paper & Board

Poly Replacements

Nearly 7 million tons of coated paper, paperboard, and cardboard, are manufactured worldwide annually. The dominant coating material is petroleum based polyethylene (PE). Currently, alternative coating materials that don’t cause environmental harm throughout their life cycle are being sought because of consumer, political, and legislative pressure to reduce fossil fuel based plastics use.