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Flexicon Corporation: Flexicon Corporation: Peelable lidstock

Flexicon, an Ampac co., has launched Flexi 6818, a peelable lidstock for thermoformed PET trays. This lamination features heat-seal coated polyester coupled with metallized white OPP.
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In addition to good barrier properties the new film offers several advantages to competitive laminations in the marketplace including the ability to produce 2-sided print. The co. can print 10-color process jobs using a state-of-the-art impression drum press so the front side can be used for high-end consumer graphics while the back side can feature print that will not show through the front-side artwork. Lidstock can be sealed around the face of a tray leaving a corner exposed for opening. Also features good strength characteristics that eliminate film tear upon opening and good puncture-resistance to minimize retailer rejection due to packaging failure. Ideal for products such as razors toothbrushes toiletries food items room freshener gels etc. that are designed as stand-up shelf items or with hanging profiles.

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