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Barrikote Series Easily recyclable barrier coatings

  • Water-based
  • Easily recyclable
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Water, moisture, OGR barrier

Barrikote™ is a unique family of fully formulated water-based barrier solutions for paper and board, bringing the best of our mineral expertise to optimize barrier performance against grease, liquid, water vapour, oxygen while limiting the use of polymers. 

Similar to a traditional paper binder, Barrikote™ can be used on a paper machine, metered size press, blade and rod coaters and flexo printers and adheres to paper under normal operating temperatures.

Easily recyclable solution

Barrikote™ solutions are easily recyclable alternatives to PE barrier films for food packaging.

Barrier film is the part of the food packaging that is most difficult to recycle or degrade. For example, while traditional paper would degrade in two months in a natural environment, PE-lined boards used in traditional paper cups would take years to start breaking down. 

Barrikote™ is thinner than traditional PE barrier films, making the board easier to degrade and recycle. Despite lower thickness, Barrikote™ formulations provide equivalent barrier performance.

Barrikote™ is ideal for:

  • Water barrier coatings
  • Moisture barrier coatings
  • Oil and Grease (OGR) applications

It is already proving successful on the market for food service, paper cups, and flexible paper applications.

An excellent alternative to single-use plastic

Barrikote™ offers an excellent alternative to single-use plastic in food and drink packaging where it:

  • Reduces the requirement for a special polymer to give full barrier properties for comparable performance to polyethylene (PE)
  • Provides better recyclability: 50–60% less rejects compared to a PE-lined board
  • Facilitates recyclability in existing paper recycling infrastructures

Barrikote is a Pioneer product


Our recently introduced Pioneer certificate denotes a product that provides the highest social and environmental contribution to the downstream value chain, whilst demonstrating a low environmental impact in its production phase compared to its economic value.

More about our SustainAgility program.

We offer a full range of customized formulation and technical and process support services to help you match the right mineral grade to your application requirement.

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