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Solving your functional chemistries and sustainable barrier coatings challenges with proven expertise and comprehensive testing.
Whether you need to improve specific packaging characteristics or meet 2025 sustainability goals, Solenis provides functional chemistries and sustainable, food-grade barrier coatings solutions.
Our Packaging Center of Excellence lets you participate in live, real-time lab trials — at one of our regional innovation centers or virtually. With proven, trusted expertise and industry-leading testing capabilities, we can run evaluations and testing in key areas like strength, digital print, barrier coatings and colorants for the packaging and food & beverage paper packaging markets.
Whether you need to make packaging stronger or replace PFAS in barrier coatings, our experts leverage our industry-leading chemistries portfolio to solve even your most complex packaging challenges. Our team includes chemists and chemical engineers, as well as subject matter experts in areas like barrier coatings and strength. We explore your specific challenge to identify and validate the best possible solutions.
From paper converters to brand managers, we collaborate closely with partners along the value chain to solve your packaging and sustainability challenges. These partnerships give us deep insights to accelerate innovation and optimize solutions. We can collaborate in whatever way is convenient for you: visit us on-site at one of our regional innovation centers or observe and work in real time with our experts remotely as we conduct experiments and tests to improve adhesion, strength and more.
Explore our testing facility, which includes a pilot paper machine, Dixon coater, Digicut A3+ and lab pilot coater — and is led by the industry’s leading experts in developing innovative paper packaging solutions.
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From an adhesion test to a tensile strength measurement, our Packaging Center of Excellence offers pilot-scale capabilities and more than 70 tests, including tests for TAPPI or ASTM standards.
Including puncture and tear (wet and dry), ring crush test, tensile (wet and dry) and bend
Including Plybond spray equipment, Plybond testing, blocking and sealing, and more
Including Cobb – Water, Cobb – Oil, Cobb unger, Climate Control Oven (MTVR), wick testing and more
Including bench-size press and coating efficiency and defect
Including blooming, repulpability, recyclability
Including bleed fastness, light fastness, bleachability, reflective, UV spectroscopy and more
Including internal dyeing, surface dyeing, drawdowns, color values, thin-layer chromatography and more
Including caliper and basis weight, microscopy
Including brightness, contact angle, ink compatibility and coefficient of friction (static and dynamic)
Including formation, dynamic drainage analyzer (DDA) + Britt jar and contaminant control evaluations, size masking
Evaluations designed and conducted to your unique specifications
We’re capable of evaluating packaging to meet ASTM and TAPPI standards and other industry-relevant standards. We can conduct tests for strength, adhesion, transport phenomena, coating quality, standard dimensional measurements, surface characteristics, fiber processing, color matching and efficiency, colorant testing and customized testing.
Contact your Solenis representative or fill out our form.
We work on a ‘first in first out’ principal. Once scheduled based on our availability, Pilot Equipment typically operates from 7:30 AM through 3:30 PM EST. Testing support continues until completed.
Testing is a collaborative process, and in many cases our team can adjust a plan during the test run to explore additional results.
If you’re not currently a Solenis customer, please fill out our contact form.
While some test results can be delivered during the in-person visit or remote session, other tests take time to complete. In most cases, we provide a full results report in 3 to 4 weeks.