Oil & Grease Barrier Coatings

Imerys provides ready-to-use, water-based coating solutions that impart functional barrier against ingress of oil & grease for fibre-based packaging.

Our range of Oil & Grease Resistance (OGR) coatings include highly versatile coatings that provide additional features like water barrier and release properties, to economical coatings that provide the optimal solution.

Application Areas

End application area of our oil and grease barrier coatings include:

  • Bakery
  • Fast food
  • Dry food


Our coatings provide KIT values of 12 to 16 in case of application with Metered Size Press, Blade & Rod Coaters, or Flexo printers. These coatings allow for a cost-effective alternative to traditional barrier solutions like PE lamination, wax coatings or fluorochemicals.

Our coating solutions can be customized to meet specific performance requirements.


  • Glueable with both hot melt and cold set adhesives
  • Can combine properties of release & moisture vapor barrier as required
  • FDA/BfR compliant for food contact
  • Repulpable
  • Heat sealable if required
  • Can be adapted for varied grades of fiber-based substrates – carton, corrugated or flexible paper
  • Can be applied using conventional coating techniques (Blade, rod, size press), or via flexo and rotogravure
  • Easy to handle & safe to apply

For more info, contact formulations@imerys.com

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