There is a growing focus on biopolymers and circular options for food packaging. Unfortunately, many biopolymers are challenging to process, require capital investment to existing lines and have inferior end-use performance. Solus™ can alleviate these concerns by improving paper adhesion, enabling faster coating speeds, facilitating reduction in coat weight and lowering scrap rate compared to incumbent biopolymers alone while leveraging existing assets.
In addition to these performance benefits, Solus™ enhances sustainability at the beginning of life with its biobased content and recycled content1 via Eastman’s carbon renewal technology. The use of biobased content enables recyclability of the product at the end of life. This helped Solus™ earn certification from Western Michigan University for recycling and repulping.
Paper coatings made with Solus™ are also certified biodegradable and compostable,2 helping keep materials out of landfills. This meets customer standards for sustainability and increasingly stringent regulations around circularity without compromising performance.
1Recycled content using mass balance allocation
2TÜV Austria certified Solus™ as compostable in home and industrial uses.
Solus™ grades for paper coating applications are available with food contact certifications.
Contact your Eastman representative or authorized Eastman distributor for specific regulatory compliance documentation.
Western Michigan University repulpability and recyclability certification
Normec OWS—industrial compostable testing
TÜV Austria OK biodegradable HOME compostable certification
TÜV Austria OK biodegradable INDUSTRIAL compostable certification
Solus™ for paper coatings can enable the productivity converters require, the sustainability brand owners desire and the performance consumers demand. Let an Eastman expert share more information with you.