Innovations in Moisture Vapor Transmission Barriers for Enhanced Durability

Innovations in Moisture Vapor Transmission Barriers for Enhanced Durability

Impermea Materials is at the forefront of this technology, offering advanced MVTR barriers that significantly outperform traditional options.
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In the world of packaging, protecting contents from moisture is crucial for maintaining product quality, shelf life, and consumer satisfaction. This is where Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate (MVTR) barriers come into play. These barriers are designed to control the passage of water vapor through packing materials, ensuring that products stay dry and intact. Impermea Materials is at the forefront of this technology, offering advanced MVTR barriers that significantly outperform traditional options. Today, we will explore the importance of MVTR barriers in packaging and how Impermea Materials’ solutions are revolutionizing the industry. 

The Importance of MVTR Barrier In Packaging

Moisture can have detrimental effects on a wide range of packaged products, including food, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and more. Excess moisture can lead to spoilage, mold growth, degradation of product quality, and reduced shelf life. Effective MVTR barriers are essential for preventing these issues, thereby ensuring product integrity from the manufacturer to the end consumer. 

Key Benefits of MVTR Barriers: 

  1. Preservation of Product Quality: By preventing moisture ingress, MVTR barriers help maintain the texture, flavor, and nutritional value of food products and the efficacy of pharmaceuticals. 
  2. Extended Shelf Life: Reducing moisture exposure prolongs product shelf life, reduces waste, and improves inventory management.
  3. Protection of Sensitive Components: MVTR barriers prevent corrosion and damage to electronics and other sensitive items, ensuring functionality and reliability.

How MVTR Barriers Work

MVTR barriers are coatings or films applied to packaging materials to create a protective layer that resists the passage of water vapor. The effectiveness of an MVTR barrier is measured by its Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate, which quantifies the amount of water vapor that can pass through the material over a specific time period. Lower MVTR values indicate better moisture resistance. 

Impermea Materials’ Advanced MVTR Solutions

Impermea Materials has developed cutting-edge MVTR barriers that set new standards for performance and sustainability. Our solutions are designed to meet the diverse needs of various industries, providing superior protection while being environmentally friendly. 

Key Features of Impermea Materials’ MVTR Barriers: 

  1. Best-in-Class Moisture Resistance: Our MVTR barriers offer exceptional resistance to moisture, ensuring optimal protection for all types of products. 
  2. Sustainability: We prioritize eco-friendliness by developing repulpable, recyclable, and compostable coatings. This aligns with our mission to reduce plastic packaging waste and promote sustainable practices. 
  3. Non-Toxic and PFAS-Free: Our coatings are free from harmful chemicals such as PFAS, making them safe for food contact and environmentally safe. 
  4. Customizable Solutions: We offer a range of MVTR barrier coatings tailored to specific applications, ensuring our clients receive the most effective solutions for their needs. 

Comparing Impermea Materials’ Solutions to Traditional Options

Traditional MVTR barriers often rely on plastic films and coatings that are not environmentally friendly and may not provide the same level of performance as modern alternatives. Impermea Materials MVTR solutions stand out due to their superior moisture resistance, sustainability, and safety. 

Comparison Highlights: 

Performance: Our MVTR barriers exhibit lower moisture vapor transmission rates than traditional options, ensuring better protection for longer periods. 

Environmental Impact: Traditional plastic-based barriers contribute to plastic pollution and are not always recyclable or compostable. Impermea Materials’ solutions are designed with sustainability, offering repulpable and recyclable options. 

Safety: Many traditional coatings contain PFAS and other harmful chemicals. Our products are non-toxic and free from these substances, making them safer for both consumers and the environment. 

Moisture vapor transmission barriers are essential for maintaining the quality and durability of packaged products. Impermea Materials is leading the way with innovative MVTR solutions that offer superior performance, sustainability, and safety. By choosing our advanced coatings, companies can enhance their packaging durability while contributing to a more sustainable future. 



Impermea Materials, is an advanced materials company based in Massachusetts that synthesizes and manufactures the highest-performing barrier solutions, which are PFAS-free and plastic-free. Our paper & paperboard packaging product line allows customers to unlock repulpable, recyclable, compostable, and PFAS-free product innovation. We offer customizable oil & grease resistant (OGR), moisture/water vapor transmission barrier (MVTR), fan-apart adhesives, and release coatings enabling customers to win new business and gain additional market share. Our products replace existing coatings that do not allow materials like paper to replace plastic due to a lack of performance. Traditional solutions in the market are facing regulatory action due to PFAS, Plastic, or other less sustainable materials. Our solutions provide an offering that genuinely outperforms legacy technologies without sacrificing the sustainability you need.