Water-repellent coating TM "Lux" for corrugated board manufacturers

21.05.2018

As corrugated cardboard is widely used, increasing moisture resistance for packaging manufacture is a subject of modern innovations. Scientific and Production Enterprise “Lux-X” (LLC) has presented a new product developed in its own scientific laboratory: The water-repellent coating used in the pulp and paper industry when corrugated board is produced.

Packaging with the water-repellent coating TM "Lux" when used in the moist environment retains its shape and has high strength and hydrophobic characteristics.

The main causes that contribute to destruction of corrugated containers are the influence of atmospheric phenomena (high humidity, rain, snow) and condensation when packing frozen food in a box. Despite attempts to protect packages with products, wrapped in film or transported in closed vehicles – it is almost impossible to protect it from moisture, and storing corrugated boxes often does not meet the requirements. An increase in the relative humidity of the air entails an increase in the moisture content of the corrugated box, which leads to a decrease in strength and boxes often lose their strength properties, becoming unsuitable for use. This entails additional costs for both producers of corrugated cardboard and its customers.

Improving the quality of packaging is solved by using more dense cardboard and corrugating paper, using higher quality raw materials for cardboard, switching to the five-layer corrugated cardboard, etc. But this leads to a significant rise in the cost of corrugated board, and the use of water-repellent coating TM "Lux" slightly affects the final price of products.

The conducted researches and tests in the conditions of the raised humidity have shown that moisture resistance of the corrugated cardboard with the water repellent composition "Lux" on its surface is much more effective in comparison with corrugated cardboard where the hydrophobic compound is added when a paper pulp is formed or paper layers are glued among themselves.

The level of effectiveness of hydrophobic compounds.

  1. The effect of moisture on the corrugated cardboard, with the water-repellent composition "Lux" applied to the surface.

  1. The effect of moisture on the corrugated cardboard, where the hydrophobic composition is added when the paper pulp is formed.

  1. The effect of moisture on usual corrugated cardboard.

Where are corrugated boxes with the "Lux" water-repellent coating applied?

  • For storage and transportation of products in refrigerators and freezers.
  • For packaging fish, meat, vegetables, fruits, tobacco, etc.
  • When storing products in damp areas.
  • To give the package increased strength.

What are the advantages of "Lux" hydrophobic composition for surface application?

  1. Environmentally friendly product. Not toxic.
  2. It is safe for human health and when it is applied with the equipment.
  3. Water-repellent coating is transparent, odorless.
  4. It is possible to print on a dried coating.
  5. Contact with food is allowed.
  6. Easy to use.

How to apply water-repellent coating "Lux"?

To apply the adhesive water-repellent composition "Lux" there is no need to use additional specialized equipment. The water-repellent coating is applied before printing and die-cutting evenly over the entire surface of the corrugated cardboard blank on flexographic machines using an anilox, rubber or metal shaft.

Where to buy the water-repellent adhesive composition TM "Lux"?

If you want to buy the water-repellent coating "Lux" or conduct its preliminary testing, call our company by phone numbers listed on the site or fill in the feedback form and managers will contact you. It is also possible to get professional technical advice and complete information support with the possibility of a technical specialist to visit the customer's enterprise to set up the equipment and launch the adhesive products "Lux".

Free shipping of 30 kg and more is available anywhere in Ukraine.

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