North Kingstown, R.I. – CPG companies and converters are meeting with the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., team at Pack Expo International 2018 and learning about important trends in consumer preferences and creative packaging solutions that deliver robust performance at a lower total cost. Toray is featuring advancements in three families of packaging films: Torayfan® clear-barrier BOPP, Torayfan white BOPP, and Lumirror® high-barrier PET. These portfolios are manufactured with Toray’s proprietary technology. Among the desirable film features are thin and ultra-thin offerings, transparent high-barrier, metallization to replace foil, a white-pigmented appearance, bio-based materials, integrated sealant technology with improved hermeticity (air tightness) and seal strength, easy-open packaging and lidding, “premium feel” outer webs, and solutions for digital printing and e-commerce applications. Toray is a global leader in clear, metallized, white, and bio-based thin- film barrier technology.
“The packaging industry is incredibly dynamic, and now is an especially exciting time,” says Tammy Williamson, Associate Product Manager, Torayfan Division. “Sophisticated consumer preferences, corporate social responsibility, e-commerce, advanced thin-film technology, bio-based film research and development, and recycling are just some of the topics we’re talking about with the people visiting our booth.”
Among the products featured in the Toray booth are:
- Torayfan CB3 portfolio, a new generation of transparent high-barrier BOPP films. CB3 films are available in 70 and 80 gauges in sealable and non-sealable versions. These new films are PVdC-free and offer superior barrier-durability protection for nuts, seeds, snacks, cookies, dried fruit, and confections.
- New Torayfan white-pigmented BOPP films for snack food packaging. They are metallized on one side in sealable and non-sealable versions and are available in a variety of barrier levels and heat-seal strengths. Toray’s white films combine the pigment, sealant, and barrier in one web, enabling the manufacture of a standard two-ply lamination.
- Toray’s new Lumirror high-barrier PET films designed to provide extended shelf life. New MK6HB metallized film offers outstanding oxygen- and moisture-barrier protection, and PA1HB is a clear-barrier film that delivers outstanding oxygen barrier. Both offer superior aroma protection.
- New Over-the-Mountain high-barrier BOPP films are designed with integrated sealant technology, improved hermeticity, and the seal-strength to withstand the air pressure changes that occur when products are transported in changing altitudes, which can cause a package to burst. They’re also robust enough to eliminate the need for a separate sealant film and allow a switch from a complex three-ply lamination to a two-ply structure. Converters value not needing the separate sealant web and the extra lamination step. OTM films are ideally suited for the regional manufacturer that wants national distribution and for e-commerce applications.
For more information about the Toray films featured at Pack Expo International 2018, contact [email protected] or call 401-667-2281.