Cosmo Films, a leading manufacturer of specialty BOPP films, has introduced several additions to its range of barrier films and now has a significant portfolio of transparent as well as metallised varieties. These solvent-free coated films, used for a wide range of FMCG packaging applications not only help extend the shelf life of the contents inside, but also help pack structure rationalization.
The company has introduced the following:
High moisture barrier films (HMB): These are metalised barrier films that are corona-treated on both sides and can be used for duplex as well as for sandwich lamination in snack foods, shampoo sachets, dry milk powder and powdered drinks sachets/packs, where loss of moisture is a concern.
High speed barrier films with high hot tack (HSB): These metalised moisture and oxygen barrier films have a high hot tack and low SIT which enables FFS machines to run at a higher speed, thus helping improve productivity.
High seal strength barrier films (HSS): These metalised moisture and oxygen barrier films have been specially designed for packaging applications requiring high seal strengths.
Ultra high barrier films (UHB): These metalised moisture and oxygen barrier films can be used to substitute aluminum foil since they offer a MVTR and OTR less than 0.1 cc.
Cosmo Films has introduced the following in transparent barrier films:
Aroma barrier films (AB): These are transparent barrier films typically used for coffee/tea, spices, chewing gum and perfume boxes overwrapping.
Aroma and oxygen barrier films (AOB): These transparent films have both excellent moisture and gas barrier properties and are used for packaging of cream biscuits, chocolates, chips and snacks with some dose of fatty content.
Ultra high barrier films (UHB): These transparent films have excellent moisture, aroma and gas barrier properties with OTR less than 1 cc and are used to convert three layer laminates to two layers for packaging of aromatic and fat content rich products like dry fruits, nuts, spices, etc. These films also offer mineral oil resistance.
S Satish, global head, sales and marketing, Cosmo Films, said, “We are excited by these new additions to our barrier films range, especially the BOPP replacement to the aluminum foil. We are now confident of meeting most shelf life requirements of the food packaging industry with our extensive range of barrier films. All our barrier films also have good printability and hence can be used for monolayer applications also. With our extended range of speciality films and our customised innovation focus, we are confident of meeting the new emerging packaging challenges such as shelf life extension and reduced plastic consumption.”