Oxygen Barrier Coatings for Food Preservation and Mono-Material Packaging
By using oxygen barrier coatings formulated for food preservation and mono-material packaging you can extend shelf life, reduce food waste, and improve recycling.
Ecostage GB-XA Oxygen Barrier Coating Solution
EcoStage GB-XA oxygen barrier coatings are formulated to address food safety and preservation issues as well as improvements in sustainability and recycling. The high-performance coatings allow for mono-material packaging to replace multi-layer packaging for certain food applications making the package easier to recycle. They offer an alternative to expensive barrier films while extending shelf life and reducing food waste.
The high-performance barrier coatings provide users with cost effective, durable, and sustainable films that support mono-material and lightweight packaging trends by creating a flexible gas barrier layer that can be easily overprinted with inks and laminated to a variety of secondary films.
- Mono-material packaging improves recyclability and package lightweighting
- Excellent oxygen barrier extends shelf life and reduces food waste
- Alternative to expensive barrier films lowers applied costs
- Replacement of PVdC eliminates chlorinated compounds
- Improves flex crack resistance compared to oxide/metalized substrates
- Transparent, durable, and chlorine and metal-free
What is the Purpose of a Barrier Coating?
Barrier coatings are used to protect products from environmental factors, such as gas, moisture, dust, dirt, oil, grease and fingerprints. They also add strength to the printed material while preserving its colors and clarity.
What is an Oxygen Barrier Coating?
An oxygen barrier coating is formulated for drastically low oxygen transfer rates (OTR) which enables extended shelf-life, food safety and mono-material packaging. This makes them the right choice for many food and laminate structures applications.
INX International’s commitment to providing safe and sustainable product solutions can help printers and brand owners achieve sustainability goals and help consumers feel confident in their product choices.
EcoStage GB-XA has sustainability benefits that align with the goals of the United Nations in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.