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Mallard Creek Polymers Announces Tykote® 6161, Expanding Functional Barrier Coatings Portfolio

Feb 1, 2024 10:45:50 AM

Mallard Creek Polymers (MCP) is committed to environmental stewardship by offering binders for water-based coatings as a compelling alternative to traditional plastic and PFAS-based materials in food packaging. With growing concerns about the environmental impact of single-use plastics and the potential health risks associated with PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), MCP is taking a proactive step to address these issues. Water-based coatings present an innovative and eco-friendly solution that aligns with the company's dedication to sustainability and corporate responsibility.

Tykote® is a family of styrene-butadiene, styrene-acrylic and all-acrylic polymer products that may be used as bases for compounded functional coatings. Barrier coatings formulated with Tykote® products are used in a variety of packaging applications to block the passage of substances, including moisture vapor, water, oils, and grease, under a variety of conditions and temperatures. The purpose of a functional coating is to provide protection, a longer shelf-life, and better product and package integrity.

The newest product, Tykote 6161, is an all-acrylic water-based emulsion developed specifically to provide high barriers to oil and grease both at room and elevated temperatures in food packaging while providing excellent water resistance properties. The key attributes are:

  • Excellent oil and grease resistance
  • Excellent water resistance leading to low Cobb results
  • Broad global food contact compliance
  • Good MVTR performance
  • Heat sealable under certain conditions
  • Can be applied by many coating methods
  • Styrene free
  • FDA 21 CFR 176.170 compliant without any restrictive limitations on food types or conditions of use
  • Does not adversely impact the repulpability and recyclability of the paper and board

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Mallard Creek Polymers, along with its subsidiary MCP Europe, is at the forefront of innovating functional coatings for a wide range of market applications, encompassing both food and non-food packaging. Connect with us today to find the right solution that aligns with your application requirements. Our global service team is committed to assisting you in optimizing formulations by choosing the right Tykote product, ensuring attributes such as water resistance, oil resistance, and more.

About Mallard Creek Polymers, LLC (MCP):

MCP is passionately dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of our customers with an ever-expanding range of synthetic emulsion polymers. Our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction drives us to offer a diverse selection of water-based emulsions, including styrene-butadiene, all acrylic, styrene acrylic, and other specialty latex products. We proudly serve both domestic and international clients from our state-of-the-art facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. Collaborating with a global network of manufacturing partners, we ensure prompt and efficient service to customers around the world. Our presence in the European region has been strengthened with the establishment of MCP Europe GmbH in 2018. As a privately held specialty chemical company, we are known for our innovation, quality, service, and sustainability. Our extensive product line covers adhesives, nonwovens, paint & coatings, graphic arts, printing & packaging, textiles, carpet, sealants, construction, oil services, and paper sectors.

For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.MCPolymers.com or contact Brennon Harrison at brennon.harrison@mcpolymers.com.