Films Provide Oxygen, Moisture, and Chemical Barriers

Films need to provide an attractive appearance and a high cost/performance ratio.

A range of flexible laminates offers high-performance standards in seal integrity, barrier properties, and chemical resistance. A newly installed state-of-the-art coextrusion coater and laminator line has allowed the manufacturer to create new flexible packaging composites. In addition to aiding in the development of new materials, the production equipment has increased the company's control over the traditional composites, resulting in reduced packaging system costs. Rollprint Packaging Products Inc., Addison, IL.


A medium-barrier Aclar film allows packagers to select an economically priced Aclar film that meets moderate-barrier requirements. The Pentapharm Aclar 130/02 film is a two-layer coextrusion of polyethylene and AlliedSignal Inc.'s Aclar Cx laminated to the company's vinyl. The film has an excellent price/performance value, says the company. Pentapharm Aclar 130/02 is designed to provide trouble-free thermoforming and good optical clarity. Klöckner Pentaplast of America Inc., Gordonsville, VA.


A high-barrier coextruded film meets the needs of the dentifrice and personal healthcare markets. The Integra Tube S275 film offers high flavor, oxygen, and moisture barrier properties. Its high opacity gives it excellent print quality. The Integra Tube S275 film may be converted into tubes utilizing the standard printing and tube-making machines used in the industry. Rexam Medical Packaging, Mundelein, IL.


A film supplier provides clients with PVC shrink film. The company offers cut bands, rollstock, preforms, multipacks, and specialty bands for tamper-evident and promotional applications. Multicolored printed PVC shrink films are available. Ameri-Seal Inc., Chatsworth, CA.


A company specializing in medical films offers blown film and extruded sheet from 1 to 40 mil. Typical resins processed include polyester/ether polyurethanes, polyamides, and polyesters. The company can process other specialty elastomers and coatings with qualities such as adhesive, optical clarity, antistatic properties, breathability, gas/vapor barrier, and chemical resistance. Polymer formation and development is available. Pacrim Inc., Apex, NC.


A clear polyester film is especially suited for pharmaceutical applications such as labeling ethical vials, ampules, tubes, and bottles. PHARMcal PM-150-C T/C-332 V-232C 150 Poly H-9 film is coated with a permanent, solvent-based acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive containing a photoluminescent additive for black light verification. The material is backed with a smooth polyester release liner. Flexcon, Spencer, MA.

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