Biopolymers for Paperboard Extrusion Coating and Converting

Biopolymers for Paperboard Extrusion Coating and Converting

Chitai Carey Yang
WestRock Company

Biopolymers have shown promising options for sustainable packaging applications. This article presents an overview of challenges and opportunities in biopolymers for paperboard extrusion coating and converting processes. Material properties, extrusion coating process and equipment requirements, regulatory compliance, and downstream converting are reviewed. The latest developments and emerging trends in biopolymer technology and innovation are discussed.