Cosmo Films has introduced a family of BOPP-based heat resistant (HR) films. The films have been engineered to work as printing layer replacing BOPET film in multi-layer laminates for various packaging applications in both food and non-food segments.
The new heat resistant films are clear, non-heat sealable and both sides can be printed. The thermally stable films have excellent slip properties and good machinability, and therefore work well on high speed FFS packaging machines. Available in 15, 18, 20 microns, the films are well suited for both adhesive and extrusion lamination, and offer a good lamination bond.
The company has also launched a barrier version of the film. The transparent BOPP based barrier HR film has excellent oxygen barrier properties and offers OTR of less than 100 cc/m2/day. The film has good grease resistance that comes in handy for oily snack food packaging.
“Homogeneous structures are becoming increasingly preferable as recyclability of multilayer packaging becomes need of the hour,” says Pankaj Poddar, CEO of Cosmo Films. “Polypropylene structures or even polypropylene plus polyethylene structures are better placed from recyclability perspective because they belong to the same polymer family. Cosmo Films, with more than 100 years of collective OPP experience, now stands in an advantageous position to develop specialized polypropylene films aimed at a sustainable future”