In addition to the general demands for high-quality, cost-optimized paper and board qualities, functional product characteristics are also playing an increasingly important role.
The protection of packaging materials against the migration of mineral oils hydrocarbons MOH, with MOSH and MOAH as typical representatives, is a requirement that will become increasingly predominant at present and in future.
Omya has developed “Extomine® M - EM 52%" – a ready-to-use solution for optimal protection of foods against the unwanted contamination.
Extomine® G your packaging solution for fluorine-free grease resistance quality!
There is an ever-increasing demand for grease and oil resistant packaging materials – with today's altering consumer behavior, the actual number of 4 million tons for fat resistant paper and board qualities is ever increasing. Choosing a fiber-based, renewable raw material as basis for the packaging solution should be the first choice.
Challenges must be overcome in order to achieve a high-quality grease and oil resistance barrier. Besides high amounts of waxes to create the lipophilic character of the paper and board, fluorine compounds so-called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are typically used. Those components are prone to have a significant potential for being persistent, toxic and bioaccumulative – PBT and are called therefore also regarded as persistent organic pollutants (POP). In the US, the EPA's 2010/2015 Stewardship Program already tackles the perfluorinated hydrocarbons of C8 or greater whereas the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is considering similar regulations in the future. Besides a classification as substances of very high concern (SVHC), a restriction in use by 2021 and a total ban by 2025 in the member stated of the EU is to be expected. Other governments and players in the food market are planning the phase out of PFAS as well.
To avoid the use of oil-based waxes and PFAS is a clear goal of the industry – considering consumer safety and environment protection.
Enhance Printability in Containerboard and Folding Boxboard Omya Aqurate coating pigments are engineered to meet the most challenging printing demands on todays Corrugated Board packaging and Folding Boxes. They allow to reduce overall material use and cost while delivering excellent print results for product communication and brand distinction.
The Omya Aqurate coating concept provides
instant ink absorption
to fiberboard packaging, whether as full alternative to WTL, CWTL and WLC or in combination with.
Select from our customizable solutions portfolio.
Flexo Inline Post-Print (FFG)
Premium Flexo Offline Pre-Print and
Water-based Inkjet Printing (no primer pre-treatment needed)
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Omya's commitment to customers
Omya is committed to excellence in everything it seeks to do. Omya aims to conduct business in a consistent and straight-forward manner with all its clients. It does not hold equity stakes in its customers' assets.
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Omya strives to maintain the trust and confidence of its customers and partners, as well as all others affected by its operations. When Omya is clearly seen to behave in an ethical manner, it enhances its own reputation for integrity, which in turn helps to attract and retain both customers and employees.