Wide variety of polymer films can be converted into many shapes, sizes, with many different performance characteristics. Plastics are very flexible, durable, and cost-effective compared to other materials which is the main reason why they are now dominated the market of FP.
The following polymer films are most commonly used in the manufacture of flexible packaging in our company:
- BOPE (Biaxially-oriented polyethylene)
BOPE films offer high stiffness, excellent tensile strength and puncture resistance, excellent heat-seal strength, high gloss and transparency and good moisture barrier. These films are easy to produce with low cost. We can find BOPE films in applications such as shopping bags, for perishable goods like packages of food items, pharmaceuticals, liquids, spices, pesticides, industry goods, cosmetics, laundry detergents etc.
- BOPET (Biaxially- oriented polyethylene terephthalate)
The BOPET films offer superior stiffness, chemical inertness, good oxygen - barrier properties, high tensile strength and high heat-resistance. They are popular surface films in laminations and are used to protect food against oxidation and aroma loss in products such as coffee packaging and pouches for convenience food.
White POPET is used as lidding material for dairy products such as yogurt while clear POPET dominate as lidding material for fresh or frozen ready meals.
- BOPP (Biaxially-oriented polypropylene)
BOPP films are easy to produce with low costs. They have good chemical compatibility and offer superior moisture vapor barrier properties. They are often metalized for better barrier performance and as such are suitable for hot filling. BOPP films are used for clear wraps and most snack food, for food pouches and (gusseted) bags, dairy products and confectionery, for personal care and hygiene products, pesticides.
- BOPA (Biaxially- oriented polyamide)
BOPA film is highly transparent and has exceptional toughness and puncture-resistance. It performs good oxygen, chemicals and aroma substances barrier. It is used for packaging of perishable food, for food sensitive to oxygen and for distilled goods packaging, agricultural products packaging or medical products.