Shelton, CT – September 6, 2023 – Mica Corporation, a leading manufacturer of water-based primers and coatings for the global flexible converting industry, is excited to announce its participation in the Association for Roll-to-Roll Converters (R2R) USA Conference, scheduled for October 2-5, 2023. The conference will be held at The Baird Center in Milwaukee, WI.
- Title: Development of Water-Based Barrier Coatings for Sustainable Packaging
- Presenter: Dr. Yong Zheng
- Date: October 3, 2023
- Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
- Location: The Baird Center, Milwaukee, WI
About the Presentation:
The demand for sustainable solutions has placed unprecedented emphasis on recyclability and compostability of packaging materials. Water-based barrier coatings are increasingly accepted as one of the sustainable alternatives because of their inherent compostability and/or recyclability and ability to provide the required performance in flexible packaging applications.
Mica Corporation has developed several innovative water-based coatings for oxygen barrier as well as barrier to water, oil, and grease. In this presentation, we will introduce two water-based coatings for oxygen barrier, and water, oil and grease barrier. We will demonstrate their respective barrier properties, along with recyclability or compostability. We will also discuss end use applications for each of these new coatings.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Yong Zheng is a Technical Service and Development Scientist at Mica Corporation. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University. Prior to joining Mica Corporation, Yong spent 16 years finding technical solutions for customers and driving market development strategies for industry giants such as SK Geo Centric, Dow Chemical, and Evergreen Packaging. He has extensive experience helping to develop and find new markets for polyethylene and copolymer products, such as ethylene acrylic acid, ionomer, and MAH grafted polyethylene.
Yong holds 12 patents and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and white papers for publications such as Polymer Engineering and Science, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, and the Journal of Plastic Film and Sheeting. Yong is an active member of the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI).
This presentation is a must-attend event for professionals and organizations seeking to stay at the forefront of sustainable packaging innovation. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for further details regarding this informative presentation.
Can’t make it to the event? Contact us. We are always excited to chat about how our solutions can solve your toughest sustainable packaging and adhesion challenges.
About Mica Corporation
For more than 50 years, Mica has been a pioneer and leading supplier of water-based primers and coatings that offer adhesion and other properties to the global converting industry. Mica’s innovative products are used in the manufacture of thin-film, lightweight, biodegradable, compostable, reusable, and recyclable structures. All MICA products are backed by customized support provided by an award-winning technical team.