The transparent barriers

The plastic films for food packaging are often coated with one or more oxygen and / or water vapor barrier layers, this is dependant of the food packaged. Apart from the well-known films such as aluminum vacuum metallised or aluminum foil complexes, the packages can be made of films coated with transparent barrier layers. The…

The two techniques to slit yarns

When you want to slit plastic films into yarns, it is compulsory to go through intermediate steps. In fact, when you slit, you always go from the widest width to the narrowest. Thus, the transition from the film stage (ex: 1500mm) to the pancake stage (ex: 58mm) and finally to the yarn stage (ex: 3mm)…

A reflection on mirror effect !

In many applications of everyday life, the mirror aspect is sought: in packaging to attract attention and trigger the act of sale, manufacturers of perfumes or spirits have noticed much better returns on sale with this aspect. A special application is also the lightweight stretch mirror which makes it possible to obtain very large mirror…

The 3 best solutions to replace aluminum foil

Aluminum foil has been used for decades in food packaging. There are several reasons for this success. Firstly, alumnum confers on flexible packaging very important barrier properties. Whether in water vapor resistance (WVTR) or oxygen resistance (OTR), the values are the best that can be found. Aluminum also has the advantage of having a shape…

Let’s pack the candy !

Packaging of candy, chocolate or other confectionery is becoming more attractive; They have to inspire consumers to buy, which is better than attracting the eye with packaging that is both glossy and transparent so that you can see gluttony. How to combine both colored metal foil and transparent fenestration? The demetallisation process (already shown) will…