Weilburger Graphics has created a new formulation for blister coatings with optimised processing parameters that offers increased productivity while reducing production costs.
The company developed the new formulation in collaboration with its customers.
Available under the product identifier Senolith WB Blister Coating FP NDC 359503, the low-migration coating can be processed at activation temperatures of 145°C at high cycle rates.
The coating has a high sealability with all common blister foils, a good bond adhesion and less temperature influence on the blister film and the product.
The coating is also energy-saving due to a low activation temperature, it can potentially increase productivity and has a safe inline processing on the printing machine.
Weilburger Graphics sales director Arno Dürr said: “Several customers approached us with this now available optimised blister coating in order to achieve solutions for increased productivity while reducing production costs.
“Of course, the premise was that this optimisation process had to have no effect on the quality of the end product, which we have successfully achieved with the new Senolith WB Blister Coating FP NDC 359503.
“Especially with temperature-sensitive goods that are to be blister-packed, our new blister coating gives our customers not only monetary but also qualitative advantages and security over conventional coating systems due to its lower activation temperature and shorter cycle times.”
The company said that the coating has been tested by various customers during the introductory phase.
An independent testing institute has also issued a certificate of compliance for the use of the coating in indirect food contact.