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Water-Based Barrier Coatings for Corrugated Meat Packaging

CINCINNATI, OH | Michelman can help meat packaging customers convert from waxed boxes to coated boxes with a variety of repulpable coatings, including custom formulas, that are field proven and a sustainable alternative.

Processors and retailers of fresh and frozen meat products that are looking for alternatives to wax coatings can eliminate concerns about wax availability; replace curtain-coated boxes with a repulpable and recyclable alternative; and achieve consistent results in the performance of the completed box. Coatings are suitable for a wide range of burgers and patties, ground meats, bulk meats, meat cuts and trimmings, bag-in-a-box design, deli, fresh and sliced meats, and comminuted meats. Options include the following products:

Michem Coat is used primarily for water resistance, but also provides grease and oil resistance, release, coldset and hot melt gluability, and FDA and BfR compliance.

Coating X300 AF combines two properties critical to packers of perishables: water resistance and release. It is hot-melt gluable and is FDA-compliant.

VaporCoat offers two versions for demanding applications. One version is for maximum moisture and water resistance and release requirements. It is FDA-compliant and can be glued with hot melt adhesives. The other version is used for moisture retention on the inside of a box, and to prevent moisture penetration into the container when used on the exterior. It is also printable, gluable and FDA-compliant.

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