In this article, we delve into a comprehensive analysis of the flexible packaging market, exploring its driving forces, latest trends, challenges, and future prospects.
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Plasticised PVC PVCP A range of calendered PVC incorporating plasticiser to make the PVC more flexible is available in thicknesses 45um to 1mm and is available in transparent, white and colours. Applications of plasticised PVC include; a) Shower curtains b) Baby products c) Urine bags and medical tubing d) Stationery and labels e) Book protection. […]
Plasticised PVC, PVCP PVC A range of calendered PVC incorporating plasticiser to make the PVC more flexible is available in thicknesses 45um to 1mm and is available in transparent, white and colours. Applications of plasticised PVC include; Shower curtains Baby products Urine bags and medical tubing Stationary and labels Book protection Adhesive tapes Table cloths […]
Amorphous PET, APET/RPET APET APET has excellent clarity and durability. Primarily used for thermoforming for food trays, blister packs and clam shells plus a number of technical applications including; Printing Pressure-sensitive adhesive Coating Laminating Medical applications Book protection Available in; Transparent, white, coloured and metallised With anti-block or silicone for de-nesting purposes Thicknesses 150um to […]
Oriented Nylon/Polyamide OPA Oriented Nylon has the benefit of enhanced gas barrier over standard PET and capable of providing sufficient oxygen barrier for cheese packing without the necessity of a coating thereby saving cost. OPA has excellent inherent strength and is capable of taking heavier product weights than PET. Thicknesses available are 12 and 15um […]
Metallised Films METALLISED Metallised films enhance the moisture, gas and light barrier of packaging films. This prolongs the shelf-life of food products being packed and is environmentally friendly by reducing food waste. The enhancement of barrier is directly related to the smoothness of the film surface and amount of aluminium deposited on the film. […]
Twist Films TWIST Used primarily in confectionery; Twist PVC: a very versatile film with good dead-fold and twistability and good twist retention. Available in transparent, white, coloured and metallised and will run on most machines for which cellulose film is used. Normally used at 26um. Twist PP: this film is used on most newer machines […]