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 just-optimum 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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