From enhanced optics and improved stability, to cost efficiency and the latest food contact compliance regulations, Dow Paper Coatings, part of Dow Coating Materials, will showcase a broad spectrum of chemistries to help meet expanding industry standards at PaperCon 2014.
Dow’s vast portfolio of sustainable products and technology-based solutions for coated paperboard, SBS paperboard, coated freesheet, coated groundwood and specialty paper will be highlighted on April 27-30 at the Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, Tenn. in booth 513.
“For more than 50 years, the global paper industry has relied on Dow for advanced solutions to tackle their most pressing challenges,” remarks Bahar Azimipour, global strategic marketing manager, Dow Coating Materials. “We strive to continuously innovate and find new ways to help enhance design flexibility, brightness and processing efficiency for a variety of paper coatings applications.”
New POLYCO™ 4160 Vinyl Acetate Binder helps meet growing food contact compliance requirements, while, at the same time, offers a strong balance of excellent runnability, brightness, enhanced printability and glueability, and water resistance - all with very low odor.
POLYCO 4160 Vinyl Acetate Binder is designed to meet Food & Drug Administration (FDA), German BfR recommendation XIV-A, and China’s GB9685-2008 standard for uses of additives in food containers and packaging materials. Similarly, new RHOPLEX™ C-340 Styrene Acrylic Binder is an excellent choice for food and confectionary packaging. As a high-strength, hydrophobic binder, this innovation offers enhanced gloss and color stability.
The industry also requires high-quality, high-performance products optimized for high-speed paper coatings applications. New ROPAQUE™ AF-5300 Hollow Sphere Pigment pushes the industry envelope by offering a unique combination of stability, brightness, smoothness, gloss retention, enhanced opacity, and improved cost efficiency.
Dow experts will also deliver technical presentations at PaperCon on industry topics, including “Advanced Materials Enabling New Specialty Paper/Paperboard Concepts; Leveraging Technology from Other Coating Applications” and “Opaque Polymers as Alternatives to TiO2 Pigment for Making White Aqueous Graphic Arts Inks.”
For a full schedule of Dow presentations at PaperCon, please visit www.dow.com/coating/paper.