Cosmo Films, a manufacturer of specialty films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper, has introduced 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 treated on both sides, with excellent printability and mainly aimed at reverse printing, according to the company. The thermally stable films are claimed to 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 as well as extrusion lamination and offer 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 100cc/sqm/day. The film has good grease resistance that comes in handy for oily snack food packaging, which is a big application area of this film.
Pankaj Poddar, CEO of Cosmo Films, said: ‘Homogeneous structures are becoming increasingly preferable as recyclability of multilayer packaging becomes need of the hour. 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.’