Flint Group Packaging Inks has announced its new variety of chlorine-free heat-sealable coatings under the NexisCode brand name as the highest print consumables provider to the global packaging industry.
Undertaken in the asset of its overall sustainability vision of ‘supporting packaging markets with responsibly built products and sustainable solutions developed for circular economies,’ the new portfolio is designed for a wide range of film, paper, and aluminum packaging applications. It is based on several binder technologies ensuring suitability no matter what substrate is used.
The chlorine-free heat-sealable coating range fulfills all technical and regulatory conditions and provides a solution for the latest mono-material packaging structures created for today’s recycling infrastructure.
Stephen Butler, Product Manager for Flint Group Flexible Packaging in Europe, said: “Many brands and corporations are seeking to eliminate polyvinyl chloride from their packaging due to concerns about its impact on the recyclability of packs, as well as the environment. When PVC is mechanically recycled in today’s typical recycling stream, the high processing temperature can cause degradation of the resin into smaller chlorinated components, which can impact the quality of the resulting recyclate.
“At Flint Group, we are determined to build products responsibly, providing we do not use harmful substances, and, wherever feasible, utilize responsibly sourced materials to assist drive a more sustainable future for our enterprise. This new range of chlorine-free heat-sealable coatings is testament to that commitment.”
NexisCode chlorine-free heat-sealable coatings have several benefits along with post-consumer packaging recycling advantages. These include the possibility of heat-sealing pack structures based on non-sealable mono-materials to reduce total packaging weight and low thermal sealing properties enabling their use in temperature-sensitive packaging applications.
The new range from Flint Group Flexible Packaging also offers printing process versatility. It is suitable for rotogravure, flexographic, and coating applications and is available in both peelable and non-peelable formats for tear performance on a wide range of packaging substrates.
Compliant with the European food contact material regulations, with some products being designed for direct food contact, the coatings range is defined as low migration due to its particular chemical composition.
The launch includes an extensive range of solvent-based coatings sealable against soft and hard aluminum, as well as polyolefin and PET films, alongside a complete portfolio for paper packaging structures that are fully repulpable in a post-consumer recycling process.
Stephen Butler concluded: “With our new range of NexisCode chlorine-free heat-sealable coatings covering a broad range of flexible packaging and paper & board packaging applications, we enable our customers to achieve robust and sustainable heat-sealing for almost any packaging application.”