Innovia Films launches new range of high speed barrier packaging film

Innovia Films launches new range of high speed barrier packaging film

Recycle ready Propafilm™ Strata SLF high speed barrier, chlorine free film, provides shelf-life extension. Image courtesy of Innovia Films

Innovia Films, a major producer of speciality films for the packaging and labelling industry, is launching the next film in its new Propafilm™ Strata range of transparent high barrier, mono structure, packaging films.

SLF is a chlorine free film that delivers exceptional barrier levels to oxygen, moisture, aroma and mineral oils. It has been designed with a wide sealing range making it perfect for high speed horizontal-form-fill-seal packaging of biscuits, bakery and confectionery type products.

Alasdair McEwen, global product manager, Packaging, Innovia Films, explains: “With SLF, we have been able to develop a totally new barrier film that not only has outstanding oxygen and aroma barrier, but also has enhanced moisture barrier over standard polypropylene films. This means that there is an opportunity to increase product shelf life and therefore reduce food waste. It is the perfect replacement for PVdC coated films.”

He continued: “We have incorporated a wide sealing range polymer into the formulation of SLF, so it has been designed specifically for use on high speed horizontal packaging lines.”

Like all the company’s Propafilm Strata films, SLF provides a very effective barrier to aroma and oxygen even at high relative humidity levels. It is printable, glossy and is food contact compliant globally.

SLF has also been classified as Made for Recycling by Interseroh. McEwen comments: “This certification proves the recyclability of our new Strata SLF film. It can be classified as ‘recycle ready’, or recyclable in countries which have the infrastructure to recycle polypropylene.”

For more information or to trial this new film, contact: [email protected].

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