Natural based, functional barriers

Packaging is historically the domain of polymer based coatings, now Solar Inks provide natural, sustainable, PE, Silicone and Fluoro Chemical replacements with safe alternatives that out perform conventional barriers for some of the largest brand owners and packaging converters.

Our barriers can be found in all areas of food and beverage packaging, providing managing migration and protecting against absorption of food and chemical residues.

Applied during substrate production or conversion our barriers are designed to meet or exceed industry test processes.

Based on up to 100% natural, renewable, food safe materials Solar Inks barriers are fully sustainable and suitable for direct food contact. This offers cost neutral performance against traditional fluorochemical and extrusion coated technologies.

Applications

We have specially developed our barrier technologies for applications in the following markets…

Board and Paper Mill

All Solar Inks barrier products can be applied during substrate production. At board or paper mill our products are stable and commercially beneficial, being applied by via a range of metering technologies to develop natural alternatives to PE, Fluoro chemical and Silicone coatings.

Flexible packaging

For mono or multi-layer flexible packaging production on narrow, medium and wide web formats our barrier products are utilised to provide functional barrier protection, controlled MVTR, heat seal properties and provide sustainable alternatives to the use of PE, Fluoro Chemicals and Silicone.

On Press

Whether applied via coating rollers or flexographic print units Solar Inks barrier products provide packaging converters with viable alternatives to PE coatings. Providing the opportunity to add value to a wide range of paper and board specifications without the cost of extrusion coated materials.

Silicone Replacement

Natural based, food safe barriers designed to provide a replacement for silicone. Our release products are designed to replace conventional mill and extrusion applied coatings and have the added benefit of being tailored for flexographic applications on to board and paper substrates.

Corrugated packaging

Whether applied via coating rollers or flexographic print units Solar Inks barrier products provide packaging converters with the flexibility to add value to a wide range of paper and board specifications on-press or off-line.

Food packaging

Solar Inks barrier products provide natural based protection to grease and oils within food products. Additional features include release properties, BFR/ FDA compliance, inclusion of safe migration ingredients, non GM and allergen free.