Michelman recently announced that two of its Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)-certified compostable coatings have received international recognition. Michem® Coat 525 received the Silver Award for Innovative Packaging Materials at the 2021 PACKCON Star Awards. Michelman China submitted containers applied with this coating for evaluation during PACKCON 2021, one of China’s premier packaging industry trade events.

More than 20 companies submitted products for evaluation by event attendees and industry judges, including representatives from: Guangzhou Procter & Gamble Technology Innovation Co., Ltd.; Hewlett-Packard (China) Co., Ltd.; Shunqihe (Shenzhen) Technology Co., Ltd.; Department of Printing and Packaging of Wuhan University; RRD Asia; Dongguan City Jingli Can Co., Ltd.; Fudan Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts; Shenzhen Green Song Design Consulting Co., Ltd.; and Wuhan Pufan Design. Michem Coat 525 reportedly scored high marks for being PFAS-free, repulpable, and compostable.

The Indian Flexible Packaging and Folding Carton Association (IFCA) recently awarded Michelman India an IFCA Star Award for HydraBan® 8000, a PFAS-free water-resistant paper coating with excellent gluability and printability. Like Michem Coat 525, it was proven to biodegrade in an industrial compost environment and passed biodegradation and ecotoxicity testing to receive certification.

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