Michelman Adds To Portfolio Of BPI Certified Compostable Coatings For packaging converters looking for compostable solu- tions, Cincinnati, Ohio based Michelman has announced the certification of three high-performance products to help make design and performance needs a reality. Michelman continues building on its 70-year history of sustainable technology as three of its PFAS-free coat- ings, Michem Coat 2000, Michem Coat 525, and Hydra- ban 8000, have recently complied with the specifications established by the American Society for Testing and Ma- terials standards ASTM D6400 and D6868 per the terms and conditions of Biodegradable Products Institute’s (BPI) certification program for compostable products. Explains Rick Michelman, Chief Technology Officer and EVP for Americas and Printing & Packaging, “As a suppli- er to brand owners and other members of the packaging supply chain, we want to help transition the industry into more sustainable packaging. BPI has the largest certifi- cation program for compostable products and packaging in North America, and getting awarded BPI certification means the industry can trust that our products have gone through a rigorous testing process.” These products have had biodegradation and ecotoxic- ity testing in order to receive BPI certification. This testing means that Michelman BPI certified coatings are proven to
biodegrade in an industrial compost environment and can be used in quantities typical for the applications they are designed for with minimal limitations. The newly developed Michem Coat 2000 and Michem Coat 525 are functional coatings that provide maximum oil and grease performance in fiber-based food service applications. Hydraban 8000 is a water-resistant paper coating with excellent gluability and printability used for food packaging. Continues Michelman “We design solutions with the Circular Economy, and what we are hearing from our con- verter customers and the brands they serve, in mind. Pa- per-based packaging materials coated with our function- al coatings are typically repulpable and recyclable. Now, our growing portfolio of certified compostable coatings provides brand owners with more sustainable options to achieve the performance they need and in helping divert packaging from landfills.” Founded in 1949, Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of specialized sustainable chemistry used in agricultural and architectural coatings, digital printing, foodservice packaging, and advanced composites for automotive and aerospace. From helping grow food and keep it fresh, to making vehicles lighter and more fuel ef- ficient, to shielding our homes from the elements, Michel- man‘s environmentally conscious solutions protect and
enhance the materials that shape our world. Visit michelman.com for more information.
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