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Nomar Anti Abrasion Coating

Minimise damage to decorative surfaces and eliminate secondary packaging by using Nomar coated board

Whilst corrugated cardboard packaging may feel smooth, it can prove abrasive to high quality surface finishes. Nomar coating eliminates this issue, which besides minimising items being rejected / returned due to damage (and the costs this incurs), also eliminates the need for secondary packaging.


Besides the benefits for your customers, Nomar can boost the performance of your sheet plant too. By offering a wider range of products you can upsell or cross-sell to existing customers, whilst runs from 500 sq. metres ensure you can offer flexible MOQs as well.

Suitable for practically any polished, painted or decorative surface - including plastics and glass - the use of Nomar can eliminate the need for secondary protective packaging. This has seen some users reduce their packing times by 40%, significantly boosting productivity.

Offer your customers additional products / benefits:

  • Reduces scuffs / scratches caused by abrasion to surfaces, minimising cost of rejections and returns
  • Eliminates the need for secondary packaging, reducing packing times to improve productivity
  • Elimination of secondary packaging also minimises inventory and lowers costs
  • Suitable for packaging a range of products such glass, plastic and metals
  • Reduces pin-holing of gas-packed products to reduces spoilage, returns and written off stock
  • Also suitable for use as slip sheets due to durability and toughness

Improve the efficiency of your sheet plant and operations:

  • Easily converted on standard equipment and glue-able with water based adhesives
  • Safe to handle (no need for PPE), fully recyclable and minimal disposal costs
  • 48 hour lead times allows you to respond to urgent requirements & minimise stock holding

Enhance your business performance and sales:

  • Runs from 500 sq. metres, enabling you to offer lower volumes to your customers
  • Offer a wider range of products to your customers, with the potential for up / cross selling
  • Further added value / improved margin through overprinting logos, graphics etc.
  • Manufactured to ISO standards, ensuring highest levels of quality & boosting repeat business

Technical specifications and information

The inside of a corrugated container can be an extremely rough environment.


While it may seem reasonably smooth to the touch, the jarring and impact which occurs during the shipping cycle can cause significant, observable damage.


Nomar helps to protect items from the potentially abrasive nature of corrugated cardboard.


It is a water based synthetic emulsion that coats corrugated board and eradicates damage in transit caused by abrasion and rubbing, in turn protecting the packaged article. In many cases, the ‘packaged article’ is not only the product itself but its highly-printed and varnished display pack.

Nomar Anti Abrasion Coating Data and Information

Nomar anti abrasion coating Summary Info

For a summary of information, key benefits and conversion processes for Nomar anti-abrasion coating, please click below to download a PDF datasheet.

Besides this, Nomar has limited flexo printability (as a minimum, use premium inks), and is available in various tints for identification purposes.


The coating utilises water-based synthetic emulsions, with typical coating weights of 2.0 – 3.0 wet pounds per MSF (10-15 GSM). This also means that Nomar coatings are repulpable in both acid and alkaline systems, ensuring it does not incur disposal costs and can be safely handled without the need for protective equipment.

Ways your customers will benefit from Nomar anti abrasion coating

In increasingly competitive market places, the aesthetics of products are more important than ever.


Scratched or marked items can put off customers and have a detrimental effect on sales, not to mention the additional costs associated with returns and writing off damaged stock.


By offering your customers corrugated packaging that is finished with Normar anti-scuff coating, you provide them with an effective way of protecting their items whilst they are in transit.


Making use of Nomar coated board also allows your customers to eliminate their need for secondary packaging (e.g. plastic bags).


Besides noticeable improvements to their productivity – customers can easily reduce their packing times by up to forty per cent – it also reduces the size and cost of their packaging inventory, having a direct impact on their profitability.


Suitable for a huge range of consumer products and protecting materials including glass, highly polished metals, plastics, high quality printed retail packs and even gas packed products (it reduces pin-holing to minimise spoilage), a large proportion of your customer base is likely to benefit from its use.

Additional benefits to your Sheet Plant

Besides the benefits provided to your customers and the ease / flexibility of fabrication, there are numerous other advantages that Nomar can offer your business.


By offering an increased product range it allows you to up-sell and cross-sell to your existing clients, as well as boosting your chances of winning new business. Nomar can also be overprinted, which can also help to improve your margins whilst offering your customers enhanced brand awareness.


As Nomar is manufactured to ISO standards, your business will also see the longer term benefit of gaining a reputation for supplying the highest quality products.


Board coated in Normar is available in high and low volumes, with runs from just 500 sq. m.


This allows you to offer your customers competitive pricing no matter the size of their order. An additional benefit is that you only need order the amount you need to fulfil a particular order and not be left with additional board which, if retained, would use valuable warehouse space to store.


Finally, with lead times as short as forty-eight hours, it allows you to be responsive to even the most urgent orders.

View typical applications for converted Nomar packaging

View a selection of packaging products created using Nomar anti abrasion coating, along with typical applications. Please click the individual thumbnails for a larger view

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GWP Coatings: your confidential trade partner

GWP Coatings can offer your sheet plant the widest range of corrugated board coatings available in the UK marketplace.


You can choose from a comprehensive range of coatings including anti-corrosion, pantone matching, anti-static and waterproof, all of which enhance the protective nature of corrugated board and help to improve the performance of the packaging you manufacture.


We supply on a confidential trade agreement and are pleased to be members of the Sheet Plant Association (SPA).


With twenty-five years of experience in supplying coated board, you can be confident that the products you specify, as well as any advice and guidance you receive, will be of the highest possible quality.


All of the board supplied is coated at a modern manufacturing facility in Cricklade, Wiltshire.


Managing the coating process in-house ensures the highest levels of quality are always guaranteed, which in turn allows you to be confident of offering your customers genuine benefits and enhancements to their packaging.

Could Nomar anti scuff coating help protect your customers products and increase your sales / margins?