For the second year now, CH-Polymers will have a 7-member team participating in the Jukola orienteering relay. Now that the snow has melted, the training becomes more frequent. You can for example find CH-Polymers’ workers every week taking part in the evening orienteering events organized by local orienteering clubs around Finland. The Jukola relay is the biggest sports event in Finland and the world’s biggest relay competition in orienteering. This year, about 20 000 orienteers will run in the forests of Kangasala all through the summer night 15.-16.6.! The members of the CH-Polymers’ team are from all the sites and business units of CH-Polymers. They come in all ages, both genders and also with a varied background in orienteering. With a few members having a competitive background (from a few years back) to some newbies with only some free-time orienteering experience, the aim of the team is to find all the control points and make it to the finish line. Above all, this offers the team members the possibility to challenge themselves both physically and mentally, experience the unique atmosphere of Jukola and get to know their workmates in another surrounding. And not to forget, the chance to enjoy the beautiful […]
Sustainable and safe food packaging – presented in Specialty Papers Europe 10.4.2019 in Berlin by Mia Ahokas The European Union parliament just passed a vote on banning a wide-range of single-use plastic items by 2021. Consumers are encouraging the food industry to rethink and to focus on safe and sustainable solutions. Our Water Based Barrier Coating CHP BAR series is an answer to this new demand replacing polyethylene (PE) wax fluorocarbon When introducing new materials to existing technologies you encounter also new challenges like blocking in reel winding pile of sheets in converting during storage and transport The main challenge in application of WBBCs is the blocking phenomenon. Blocking is an undesired adhesion between two surfaces. It can occur for example in a reel in winding, in a pile of sheets or in converting processes. These interactions are influenced by factors such as temperature pressure film roughness thickness and hardness friction moisture With our developed calender blocking test method we were able to efficiently identify blocking tendency of various different WBBC formulations. Moisture plays a crucial role in blocking of WBBCs. Water acts as a plasticizer making the barrier film softer and enabling adhesion to the contact surface. Changing technology […]
Blocking resistance is often dependent on polymer hardness. Low film formation temperature is however also desirable. Using chemistry to create this then again compromises the chemical resistance properties of the paint. As a result of our persistent R&D efforts we have developed better solutions to address this issue. The work is presented by our R&D Manager Gun Lundsten in the latest issue of Polymer Paint Colour Journal, March 2019. Read the article here: G_Lundsten_PPCJ_Vol_209_No 4649_(2019)_ pp_30-32
Come and hear Mia Ahokas presenting our sustainable and safe food packaging with biodegradable water based barrier coating solutions at Specialty Papers Europe 2019 in Berlin 9.-10.4.2019. The European Union parliament just passed a vote on banning a wide-range of single-use plastic items by 2021. Also companies who produce single-use food containers will have to look for less polluting alternatives for these products. Nevertheless, it is above all the consumer who is making new demands on food packaging. More and more households are encouraging the food industry to rethink and to focus on safe and sustainable solutions. In recent years, considerable amount of work and effort has been put into the replacement of fossil based plastic materials with more environmentally friendly either recyclable and biodegradable materials or both such as Water Based Barrier Coatings (WBBC). We have developed a product family, CHP BAR series, for replacing PE, wax and fluorocarbon in food packaging.
CH-Polymers Astonishing Autumn campaign was well received by paper and packaging and paints and coatings industries. Our focus areas Environment, Safety, Innovation and Efficiency seem to be important topics for our customers too. We are happy to share our data with you, contact us at [email protected]!
”SuperSyksy” Results of CH-Polymers´ investments in R&D were presented last year under the theme SuperSeptember. Now SuperSeptember is getting a baby sister: CH-Polymers proudly presents new research data at three industry seminars starting mid September and continuing till mid November 2016. PacTec Seminar, Helsinki, Finland, 20-22.9.2016 Päivi Miettinen presents how high quality food packaging can be made using more sustainable, environmentally safe and health conscious solutions, whilst also addressing the needs for increased production efficiency. Come and hear for yourself or contact us directly! www.pactec.fi ACT´16 Coating Conference, Sosnowiec, Poland, 8-10.11.2016 How to improve environmental profile of wall paints and keep indoor air as fresh as possible? Gun Lundsten from CH-Polymers presents latest research data with clear solutions how to do this! Getting allergy and asthma approvals with our technology is no trick at all. www.impib.pl Tappi Advanced Coatings Symposium Stockholm, Sweden, 4-6.10.2016 “Convertability of Packaging Material coated with new generation Water Based Barrier Coatings (WBBC)”. In this paper Päivi Miettinen shares suitable test methods which give relevant results when the novel technologies are used. We found that some test-real life correlations work just the same as with the conventional converting methods whereas others can give straight out misleading results. […]