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Environment-friendly barrier coatings


Imerys barrier coating formulations are environment-friendly solutions for the food and non-food segments of the fiber-based packaging industry.

Coatings that contain polyethylene, fluorochemicals or waxes hinder the recyclability and repulpability of post-consumer packaging.   Imerys barrier coatings such as our Barrikote™ formulation provide a sustainable alternative to wax, fluorochemicals and petrochemical-based extruded or laminated polymers such as polyethylene.

Barrikote™ can be applied by metered size press, blade & rod coaters, or flexo printers.

Barrikote™ coating solutions are ideal for:

  • Moisture vapor barrier coatings
  • Oil and grease barrier coatings
  • Water barrier coatings

Barrikote™ allows paper-based packaging to meet surface quality requirements in terms of:

  • Printability
  • Recyclability
  • Smoothness
  • Gloss
  • Brightness and opacity
  • Glueability
  • Strength


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

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