CH-Polymers – working on replacing plastics and improving print quality
CHP BAR for replacing plastics
CH-Polymers´ new BAR series is a Water Based Barrier Coating (WBBC) and a solution for greener future. Barrier coatings against water, water vapor, grease and mineral oils are possible to be made using CHP BAR. Increasing consumption of fast food products growing demand of packages with barrier properties. Use of recycled fiber is a challenge for mineral oil barrier to avoid migration of oils from the packaging into foodstuff. All of these applications can be made with CHP BAR and the end product remains biodegradable and can be recycled like standard paperboard. Online coating at the board machine increases efficiency as no separate coating or converting process is required. Trim cuts on the machine can be repulped which increases the efficiency even further.
A separate CHP BAR line has been developed to meet converters´ requirements. The product is ready to be applied as such – being environmentally friendly cannot be easier than this. No need to use polyethylene, wax or fluorochemicals anymore!
VAcA (Vinyl Acetate Acrylate) series for super print image
High speed printing has high demands for print substrate. Ink settling has to be quick and the paper structure porous enough, yet tough to withstand the mechanical stress of the printing. The new CHP VAcA line offers improvements in optical properties and printability. Print image improvement is clearly visible – even for the untrained eye! Improved PE adhesion and UV varnishability offers benefits for converters.
VAcA is a competitive solution and the economics are boosted by on-machine drying energy savings.