New coating increases paperboard packaging life

Ensuring products reach the consumer in the best possible shape is an ongoing challenge for the chilled goods supply chain, where paperboard packaging is constantly exposed to fluctuating humidity, causing it to absorb moisture and eventually fail. This results in costly product losses.

Scion’s packaging team hopes it’s got the problem all wrapped up with a new high moisture barrier coating that increases the lifetime of paperboard packaging in humid conditions. Applied over the ink, the coating also provides a high level of gloss that protects package branding and offers good scuff resistance, maintaining the visual impact of a product right through to the end user.

The coating technology has been successfully tested at Karlstad University in Sweden at pilot scale, and trialled on a commercial flexible printing press in New Zealand. Scion’s new printing press makes it possible to conduct further trials in-house.

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