Application of ProvisionGARD
How is PROVISIONGARD™ applied?
ProvisionGARD is an insect preventing fumigation alternative used to combat infestation by Indian Meal Moths, Grain Beetles and Flour Beetles. ProvisionGard™ insect-suppression coating is ideally applied to paper-based packaging during the printing or converting process. In many instances, ProvisionGard™ water-based coating replaces the coating already in use. Flexographic and rotogravure are the usual application methods. Typical coating weights required vary from 1.0 – 2.0 pounds per 3000 square foot ream.
ProvisionGard™ products can also be used in Woven Polypropylene packaging. Here, the insect-resistant “active” is incorporated into the BOPP/WPP material during the lamination process via a food-grade polyethylene pellet additive.
Films can also be produced using these same additive pellets by mixing them during the film casting or blowing process. This could include creating multi-layer film structures for film packaging and even stretch-film.
Adhesives for film and paper bonding can deliver the ProvisionGard active by a simple addition to their current formulation. This includes solvent-based, solventless, and water-based systems.