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Innovia Films introduced new high speed BOPP film

October 05/2017

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Innovia Films (Innovia) recognises that todays competitive market place demands packaging films that perform on a variety of machines, at the highest possible speeds. As overall production costs are scrutinized, achieving high efficiencies is becoming increasingly vital. In response to these trends, Innovia is pleased to introduce its latest high speed Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film - Propafilm REF, as per Plastemart.
This new coextruded material compliments their already well-established range of high speed materials and increases the options for its customers. Propafilm REF was designed with speed in mind. The product presents a wide sealing range, when compared to standard coextruded films.  At typical laboratory conditions, scientists have been able to confirm over 30 C lower heat seal threshold (the minimum temperature required to achieve acceptable seal strength of 200g/25mm) compared to basic films.

In addition to the wide seal range, this film also provides an enhanced hot tack performance over standard films.  This means that the seals, when pulled still hot, resist opening on a larger range of temperatures.  Combined, these two properties enable Propafilm REF to be ideally suited to horizontal-form-fill wrapping applications.

Innovia has been able to validate their laboratory findings with actual packaging machinery trials.  SPS  Italiana Pack systems (PFM Group), was one of the partners chosen to confirm the films performance. "We were asked by Innovia Films to confirm the performance of their new film on our machinery. We ran Propafilm REF on our Modulo  machine and we can confirm that speeds of 80m/min were achieved, a substantial 30 m/min improvement. At these speeds, the film was still passing our stringent micro-hole acceptance level. (i.e.200 mbar/20 sec. pillow bag configuration)"  says Roberto Spatolisano, Project Manager from SPS.

As MRC wrote previously, in April 2016, Innovia Group reached an agreement to sell its Cellophane business and assets to Futamura Chemicals, and will continue to deepen its focus on it films and polymer banknote products going forward.

Innovia Films is a leading global manufacturer of two 'families' of speciality products supplied into the packaging, labels, tobacco overwrap and securities markets - Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) and Cellulose based films. With a turnover in excess of EUR400m, its total annual film production capacity currently stands at more than 120,000 tonnes.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, film extrusion, BOPP films, packaging, Innovia Films.
Category:General News
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