BOPP films feature sealant and barrier in one web

PMMI research indicates the snack food market is gaining steam. This white pigmented BOPP film caught our eye at PACK EXPO given it's ability to cater to that market with a metallized, standard two-ply lamination.

Torayfan white pigmented BOPP films
Torayfan white pigmented BOPP films

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., located in booth N-6275, is fearturing advancements in three families of packaging films-Torayfan® clear barrier BOPP, Torayfan white BOPP, and Lumirror® high barrier PET. These portfolios are manufactured with Toray's proprietary technology and provide CPG companies and converters with creative solutions that deliver robust performance with a lower total cost. Desirable film features include; thin and ultra-thin offerings, transparent high-barrier, metallized to replace foil, a white pigmented appearance, bio-based materials, integrated sealant technology with improved hermeticityandseal strength, easy-open packagingandlidding, 'premium feel' outer webs,andsolutions for digital printing and e-commerce applications.

Specifically, the Torayfan white pigmented BOPP films, pictured here, are made for snack food packaging. They are metallized on one side in sealable and non-sealable versions and are available in a variety of barrier levels and heat-seal strengths. Toray's white films combine the pigment, sealant,andbarrier in one web, enabling the manufacture of a standard two-ply lamination.

"Sophisticated consumer preferences are driving packaging design decisions," says Tammy Williamson, Associate Product Manager, Torayfan Division. "People's desire for fresh and 'clean' foods, product visibility, sturdy, 'on-the-go' packaging, portion-control,ande-commerce convenience, along with their expectation that a company demonstrate a verifiable commitment to sustainability is clear. Toray has a legacy as a leader in film technology innovation, including bio-based films,andsustainable business practices,andwe are very excited to share our knowledge with Pack Expo attendees this fall."

Among the other products being highlighted at the show are:

  • Torayfan CB3 portfolio, a new generation of transparent high-barrier BOPP films. CB3 films are available in 70 and 80 gauges in sealableandnon-sealable versions. These new films are PVdC-free and offer superior barrier-durability protection for nuts, seeds, snacks, cookies, dried fruit, and confections.

  • Toray's newLumirrorhigh-barrier PET films designed to provide extended shelf life. New MK6HB metallized film offers outstanding oxygenandmoisture-barrier protection,andPA1HB is a clear-barrier film that delivers outstanding oxygen barrier. Both offer superior aroma protection.

  • New Over the Mountain high-barrier BOPP films.These OTM films are designed with integrated sealant technology, improved hermeticity (air tightness), and the seal-strength to withstand the air pressure changes that occur when products are transported in changing altitudes, which can cause a package to burst. They're also robust enough to eliminate the need for a separate sealant film and allow a switch from a complex three-ply lamination to a two-ply structure. Converters value not needing the separate sealant webandthe extra lamination step. OTM films are ideally suited for the regional manufacturer that wants national distributionandfor e-commerce applications.

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