Oriented polypropylene for high and variable speed horizontal form fill and seal packaging

14-May-14
Metallyte™ MM688 oriented polypropylene (OPP film), a metallized, surface printable monoweb solution with a broad seal range and operating window for demanding high and variable speed horizontal form fill and seal (HFFS) packaging applications, has been introduced by Jindal Films. The film features a very low temperature seal (VLTS) coating on one side and a printable, over-coated metallized surface on the other. This provides consistent machinability and a good print surface for graphics, while maintaining moisture, flavor and aroma barriers to keep products tasting and smelling fresh. “This solvent-free, water-based film technology delivers outstanding packaging and protection performance in a single film,” said Laurent Chantraine, business development manager, Jindal Films. “This provides manufacturers with opportunities to replace laminated structures and reduce packaging weight without sacrificing barrier protection.” It is well suited to HFFS packaging of biscuits & baked goods, snack crackers, sweet & chocolate confectionaries, especially “good-for-you”, healthy choice, portion- or calorie-control food packaging formats. Household, health and beauty aid and personal care products can also benefit from the outstanding packaging performance of the film. The film exhibits a high gloss, brilliant metal appearance which, combined with its stiffness, provides high brand visibility and shelf appeal. Metallyte MM688 OPP film is recommended for surface printing on the acrylic side or unprinted in monoweb applications. The stable slip and outstanding seal properties of the coatings used in Metallyte MM688 OPP film enable high HFFS speeds for excellent packaging line performance. The low minimum seal temperature provides a broad operating window for robust packaging performance on variable speed equipment. The film can withstand HFFS packaging lines where either accurate heat control is a problem or dwell times may vary due to frequent machine speed changes.
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