A package manufactured with Toray’s STM film has the appearance of a low-gloss, premium paper and a softer feel than traditional polyester film.
The STM film, with its coating adhesion and durability, offers excellent print adhesion, has no silicone transfer, and resists pick-off, scuffing, and abrasion. The STM film also offers a high, consistent co-efficient of friction (COF) that helps larger bags to stay in place when stacked.
The STM film is suitable for pet food manufacturers to create larger bags. It can also be used with healthful snacks, nutrition bars, coffee, and other applications.
“STM Soft-Touch Matte film is a game-changer on many levels,” says Justin Larson, National Sales Manager, Lumirror Division, Toray Plastics (America), Inc. “Customer feedback has been extremely positive. Converters have been very pleased with the way our coating holds up after printing and laminating. They see a notable difference in our coating technology with respect to ink transfer, coating adhesion, and scuff-resistance. Processing has been excellent, and the finished package retains its distinctive attractiveness. It’s a powerful tool to help differentiate a product and highly effective for use with new-product introductions and rebranding.”