This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 876693

Barrier coatings and films are essential in many industries – like food/medical packaging, building or textiles – as a protection from moisture and bacteria, corrosion, heat, physical damage... However, the materials currently in use often offer a limited performance (e.g. plastics are not completely impenetrable), present a risk for human health and the environment (many metals and solvent-based coatings widely used as protective barriers are increasingly regulated for their toxicity) and/or show a growing trend of supply scarcity and price rise (unstable remote metal ores). A new generation of effective coating materials, eco-friendly and economically viable, is therefore urgently needed to improve the protection and safety of consumer and industrial goods.

Taking up this challenge, we present GRAPHCOAT, a ground-breaking multifunctional barrier film made of Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) enhanced with high-quality and non-toxic graphene nanoplatelets and manufactured with our proprietary extrusion coating technology. Through its unique compound formulation and exploiting the unparalleled features of graphene, GRAPHCOAT offers outstanding barrier properties, excellent mechanical strength, heat dissipation and UV absorption properties, among others. It allows a longer life for consumer goods, enhanced food and medical safety, and require less raw material compared to current barrier technologies.

Roncoroni is an Italian family-owned company with more than 50 years of experience in the lamination and coating field, and a consolidated customer base. Our new product has already raised the attention of many of our clients in the fields of industrial packaging, building insulation and protective clothing. Thanks to GRAPHCOAT, they will benefit from a last-generation, high-performance and sustainable range of products in their offering, that will lead them to long-term profitability. We, in turn, expect to reach +€13.7M revenues and hire 16 new people by 2025.




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February 2019 - Recyclability

To meet the frequent requests coming from the market concerning recyclable multilayer laminates, Roncoroni SpA has developed the application in extrusion coating of a new polymer that gives property of recyclability with paper to our products while maintaining the barrier properties typical of multilayers with LDPE applied in extrusion coating. The tests performed on the trials realized, carried out according to the ATICELCA 501/2017 test method, confirmed the desired recyclability results.

For more information, do not hesitate contacting us.

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October 1st 2018

Roncoroni SpA has obtained the PEFC certification. Download of the certificate available in Certifications section.

October 2017

Roncoroni will attend the PACPROCESS 2017 Member of Interpack Alliance, important international exhibition for processing & packaging in Tehran from 12th to 15th october 2017, mainly focused on african, iranian and middle-east markets. You can find our booth in Hall A4-A5, stand E2-01.

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March 2017

After a relative stable period, with crude and some other materials at stable supply / demand balance and low cost levels, many raw material costs have suddenly started to move up significantly.

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February 2017

New EFSA scientific study tests different mixtures of mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH), relevant to human diet, in rats; bioaccumulation at low dose MOSH exposure in humans possibly underestimated. For more information

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September 2016

The European Union (EU) has recently amended the ‘Food Contact Plastics’ Regulation. This comprehensive amendment will be implemented in two phases starting September 14, 2016. For more information

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