Board Converting News, June 20, 2022

Bobst, Michelman, Specialty Papers Collaborate On Packaging Solution Bobst last week hosted a webinar to discuss an innovative new solution for the creation of high-barrier, sustainable, fi- ber-based food packaging, developed in conjunction with Michelman and UPM Specialty Papers. Called oneBARRI- ER FibreCycle, its base substrate is UPM Solide Lucent™, a responsibly sourced and recyclable kraft paper espe- cially well-suited for packaging, thanks to its high density, folding performance, and overall coatability. The paper’s smoothness, porosity, and mechanical performance make it an excellent foundation for achieving optimum barrier properties. As noted by Janne Varvemaa, Director, Products & Technology, UPM Specialty Papers, “By itself, our Solide Lucent paper is not ready for end-uses where high barriers

are required, so a major focus of the co-creation project was developing the coating layers.” The coating system, developed by Michelman, is built around a novel, multifunctional coating with excellent ad- hesion to the paper. This single base coating provides oxygen, moisture, and mineral oil barriers, oil and grease resistance, and print receptivity, while aiding the metalliza- tion process. This mitigates the need for additional, sep- arate coatings at the priming step and helps to maintain recyclability and food contact compliance. In addition, as part of the total packaging solution, Mi- chelman has developed a range of heat seal coatings, op- timized for different seal initiation temperatures (SITs) and further enhancing moisture barrier properties, taking into account coefficient of friction (CoF) requirements for dif- ferent packing lines. These coatings are applied over the metallization layer to protect the metal and ensure a tight seal on the package.

To complete the system, a Michelman-de- signed overprint varnish (OPV) with additional moisture barrier properties is applied over the print, bringing the overall performance into the required range for high barrier food pack- aging with an extended shelf life. “Overall, the in-depth technical under- standing we each brought to the table com- plemented one another,” explains Nick Cope- land, R&D Director, Bobst. Thierry Van Migem, Sales Director, EMEA, Michelman, agrees. “By working together and not in silos, we are able to identify issues and adjust rapidly, promoting an agile way of working and improving speed to market. By uniting our respective expertise, the total per- formance of the oneBARRIER FibreCycle solu- tion is better than we could have achieved separately.” Kongsberg PCS Names New Americas GM Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (PCS) has appointed Matt Thackeray as Vice Presi- dent/General Manager of its operations in the Americas. Effective May 16, Thackeray will be responsible for the management of the com- mercial, service support and financial perfor- mance of the business across the US, Canada, Latin America and South America, operating from Kongsberg PCS offices in Dallas. “I am honored to join Kongsberg PCS at this very exciting time and to lead the Amer- icas organization to its fullest potential,” said Matt. “The legacy of the Kongsberg and Multi- Cam businesses presents an amazing oppor- tunity to build a world class organization.”


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June 20, 2022

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