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Michelman’s Compostable Coatings Receive International Awards

Biodegrable solutions earn certifications and score recognition




Michelman’s Compostable Coatings Receive International Awards

(PRESS RELEASE) CINCINNATI — Michem Coat 525, one of Michelman’s recently Biodegradable Products Institute’s (BPI)-certified compostable coatings, obtained the Silver Award for Innovative Packaging Materials at China’s 2021 PACKCON Star Awards. Michelman China submitted the containers applied with this coating for evaluation during PACKCON 2021, a trade event hosted in Shanghai that featured China’s packaging trends and developments.

Evaluators gave the coating high marks for being PFAS-free, repulpable and compostable. Michem Coat 525 also provides oil and grease performance in molding pulp and other fiber-based, food service applications.

Additionally, 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.

Like Michem Coat 525, it was proven to biodegrade in an industrial compost environment and passed biodegradation and ecotoxicity testing to receive certification. Both coatings can be used in quantities typical for the applications it is designed for with minimal limitations. Additionally, HydraBan 8000 is FDA-approved for direct food contact. Like Michem Coat 525, it was developed for fiber-based, food-service packaging applications.

Michelman’s portfolio of compostable coatings is currently available only in North America. For more information, visit

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