Insight on new monomaterial multilayer recyclable film
Termoplast s.r.l., a leading company in the production of polyolefinic technical films for flexible packaging, continues its studies on new recyclable MONOMATERIAL solutions recently developed by making available to the market a new wide range of increasingly performing products. Almost two years after the official presentation of the films resulting from the coextrusion-orientation technology called CRYSTAL, the range of films has expanded to the point of offering diversified and specific solutions for the majority of food and non-food flexible packaging applications. The two families of products, CRYSTAL PE and SUPER PFC, have shown incredible characteristics worthy of the best-known multi-material laminated structures on the market and nowadays not recyclable.
The non-barrier CRYSTAL PE films, offered as substrates for printing and lamination, are currently available in thicknesses from 20my up to 30my and with mechanical characteristics adaptable to any type of application. The news? Also available in a low-sealing version, with different degrees of slipperiness, from 20 to 50my thick, laminated with CRYSTAL PE with high thermal resistance, they are the optimal solution for non-barrier packaging which, with significantly reduced thicknesses, allow to obtain perfectly resistant packaging, easy to process in packaging machines…but above all 100% recyclable.
Where, on the other hand, high gas barriers are needed, SUPER PFCs take over and thanks to the CRYSTAL technology applied to coextruded with EVOH, offer barrier characteristics superior to conventional films even with reduced thickness, excellent optics and mechanicals properties not even comparable with any PE currently used. Available today in AntiFog, Peelable, low and high COF, low-sealing and even white versions, once laminated with CRYSTAL PE, they allow the replacement of a very high percentage of laminates in any application, thus obtaining recyclable structures with reduced thickness. Nowadays tests, carried out on trays, stand-up pouches, doypacks with valve, pillow bags, lap-seal bags, have given excellent results in terms of processability and productivity on packaging lines and excellent mechanical properties.
Last, but not least, as a new frontier of sustainability we are already active in the study and development of these solutions contemplating the use of BIOBASED materials so as to satisfy the ever increasing demand for placing sustainable products on the market and reducing as much as possible the CO2 emissions; solution already applied to other standard products for the food, pharmaceutical and industrial fields