WHAT IS THAT?
In brief, ARTIBAL´s functional coatings are, of course, coatings which, on top of the traditional functions, are designed to provide different functions related with safety, information and/or protection.
HOW ABOUT THE ARTIBAL’S CONCEPT?
The coating structure includes different active agents or chemicals providing antimicrobial, antioxidant, intelligent or other capabilities. These concepts boost performance with a minimum investment; most of the times, no modification of the existing Client production lines is required.
The main part of ARTIBAL’s bussiness in functional coatings is focused in food packaging.
We supply products that increase shelf-life of the packaged foodstuff while maintaining its quality as well as its desired properties through minimum alteration on packaging materials and packaging lines as well as products that inform the final user of different properties/story of the foodstuff.
We work in two different concepts, active packaging and intelligent packaging.
There are many situations that for a surface or material is inert and has a very limited population of microorganisms and therefore can be used in contact with food (such as in slaughterhouses, food handling and more) or similar products prone to infestation is of prime importance.
These concepts also find application in medical or surgical treatment, for surface protection in sensitive areas of the home (bathroom, kitchen, etc.) and more.
ARTIBAL In concept, the protective layer is applied on the surface or material, rather than being made to the structure. It is based on the inclusion in the lining of the different active components. Water resistant coating is scracth and maintains its activity over large periods of time (years).
Because the layer is used only as a very thin layer, the amount of material used is very small compared to other options and is therfore and cheapest option.