Toray featured advancements in three families of packaging films: Torayfan® clear-barrier BOPP, Torayfan white BOPP, and Lumirror® high-barrier PET. These portfolios are manufactured with Toray’s proprietary technology. Among the desirable film features are thin and ultra-thin offerings, transparent high-barrier, metallization to replace foil, a white-pigmented appearance, bio-based materials, integrated sealant technology with improved hermeticity (air tightness) and seal strength, easy-open packaging and lidding, “premium feel” outer webs, and solutions for digital printing and e-commerce applications. Toray is a global leader in clear, metallized, white, and bio-based thin- film barrier technology.
“The packaging industry is incredibly dynamic, and now is an especially exciting time,” says Tammy Williamson, associate product mgr.-Torayfan Division. “Sophisticated consumer preferences, corporate social responsibility, e-commerce, advanced thin-film technology, bio-based film research and development, and recycling are just some of the topics we’re talking about with the people visiting our booth.”
Among the products featured:
• Torayfan CB3 portfolio, a new generation of transparent high-barrier BOPP films. CB3 films are available in 70 and 80 gauges in sealable and non-sealable versions. These new films are PVdC-free and offer superior barrier-durability protection for nuts, seeds, snacks, cookies, dried fruit, and confections.
• New Torayfan white-pigmented BOPP films for snack food packaging. They are metallized on one side in sealable and non-sealable versions and are available in a variety of barrier levels and heat-seal strengths. Toray’s white films combine the pigment, sealant, and barrier in one web, enabling the manufacture of a standard two-ply lamination.
• Toray’s new Lumirror high-barrier PET films designed to provide extended shelf life. New MK6HB metallized film offers outstanding oxygen- and moisture-barrier protection, and PA1HB is a clear-barrier film that delivers outstanding oxygen barrier. Both offer superior aroma protection.
• New Over-the-Mountain high-barrier BOPP films are designed with integrated sealant technology, improved hermeticity, and the seal-strength to withstand the air pressure changes that occur when products are transported in changing altitudes, which can cause a package to burst. They’re also robust enough to eliminate the need for a separate sealant film and allow a switch from a complex three-ply lamination to a two-ply structure. Converters value not needing the separate sealant web and the extra lamination step. OTM films are ideally suited for the regional manufacturer that wants national distribution and for e-commerce applications.
More info: Mary.Osso@Toraytpa.com, 401-667-2281.