New water based barrier coatings for paper and paperboard

Mika Vaha-Nissi, Johanna Lahti, Antti Savolainen, Kati Rissa, Toivo Lepisto

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Results obtained with new water based barrier coatings for paper and paperboard are presented. These coatings include polyester-based coatings, dispersions containing hydrophobic monomers and coatings made from biodegradable polymers. Coatings were tested as such, some were filled with talc and some were used as an additive in a commercial polymer dispersion. Relatively good barrier values were achieved. However, work needs to be done in optimizing the properties of e.g. biodegradable polymers for water based coatings. The object of this study was also to compare different fillers and additives in water based barrier coatings. The coating performance can be controlled by a suitable choice of fillers. Folding of filled coatings destroys the barrier due to pinholes and cracks. Certain additives can improve the barrier performance of the coatings. However, filler type and filler addition level are often the dominating factors as far as barrier properties are concerned.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2000
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event54th Appita Annual Conference - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 3 Apr 20006 Apr 2000


Conference54th Appita Annual Conference


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