More brands are opting for paper-based packaging these days because of its eco halo. But they might not fully understand the environmental, performance, and cost tradeoffs of the material’s barrier coating.

Date: Jun 07, 2021

Source: Packaging Digest

Author: Lisa McTigue Pierce

Excerpt: “The key to providing more sustainable paper-based packaging solutions is the development of barrier coatings that are compostable, recyclable, and bio-based. These barrier coatings provide the required water and moisture barriers, oil and grease resistance, and sealability that impart the desired functionality to the paper-based packaging.”