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17.04.2017 Innovative barrier concept for IBCs

Mauser Group, Bruehl, Germany, specialising in worldwide manufacture of IBCs and drums, recently unveiled its new skINliner™ barrier technology during a recent customer event in Heidelberg. This is designed to combine the advanced barrier performance of multilayer plastic film technology (for example, against hydrocarbons and/or oxygen) with the logistical and lifecycle benefits of rigid packaging. 
"To date, the integration of flexible liner solutions into rigid industrial packaging and their separation after use has been quite cumbersome," explained Dr Detlev Weyrauch, head of innovation and processing at Mauser. “Especially when used in combination with rigid composite IBCs, liner geometries do not always fit well into the rigid inner receptacle. Today’s solutions are difficult to install and often get damaged during the phase of use. With our innovative skINliner technology, we managed to overcome these obstacles. Based on a newly developed welding technology we created a perfect fit.” 
When, for example, placed in a rigid IBC, the skINliner is applied like an inner skin to the IBC’s inner receptacle. It is semi-permanently fixed to the inside of the rigid bottle and is therefore no longer subject to any intensive mechanical stress during filling, handling and emptying. The same applies to other packaging types such as plastic drums. The skINliner barrier technology has gained full UN-approval for dangerous goods. In comparison to known blow-moulded multi-layer EVOH-barrier IBC bottles, it provides the same functionality with less material. 
Mauser’s skINliner fitted within one of its SM15 intermediate bulk containers

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