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  • 13 Jan 2021

Innovia launches high-speed barrier packaging film

Innovia Films has expanded its Propafilm Strata range of transparent, high barrier, mono structure, packaging films with SLF, a chlorine-free, high-speed film that delivers barrier to oxygen, moisture, aroma, and mineral oils

Innovia Films has expanded its Propafilm Strata range of transparent, high barrier, mono structure, packaging films with SLF, a chlorine-free, high-speed film that delivers barrier to oxygen, moisture, aroma, and mineral oils.

SLF has been designed with a wide sealing range in mind making it suitable for high-speed horizontal-form-fill-seal packaging of biscuits, bakery, and confectionery type products.  

Alasdair McEwen, global product manager for packaging at Innovia Films, said: ‘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.

‘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.’

SLF has also been classified as Made for Recycling by Interseroh.  

‘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,’ concluded McEwen.

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