Cosmo Films launches BOPP clear thermal lamination antimicrobial film

Antimicrobial film is effective against a broad range of bacteria

BOPP based clear thermal lamination antimicrobial film. Photo - Cosmo Films

Cosmo Films, a specialty films provider for packaging, lamination, and labeling applications and synthetic paper, has developed a BOPP based clear thermal lamination antimicrobial film. According to Cosmo, this film’s antimicrobial technology tackles the globally growing problem of bacterial infections on packaged items by offering a completely new approach of preventing microbial colonization on the surface.

The newly launched antimicrobial film is said to be effective against a broad range of bacteria, inhibits germ growth, and supports optimum hygiene. It also shows a positive effect against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538 and Escherichia coli ATCC 8739 as per JIS Z 2801 certification.

Cosmo said the film has an extrusion coated surface with low temperature melting resin, enabling the film’s easy lamination on paper products by heat and pressure. This technology is safe, affordable, and can be easily replicated into all types of labels, flexible packaging solutions, and synthetic paper.

According to the company, its antimicrobial technology is eco-friendly, food-safe, and human safe. It claims to have good resistance to elongation and tear and possess good optical properties (gloss > 95). The film fiber has tear bond strength with paper and a maximum lamination temperature range of 100 to 129 degrees C. It can be used for various applications such as magazines, books, promotional items, textbooks, leaflets, cartoons, diaries, shopping bags, and many more.

Speaking on the globally growing problem of bacterial infections, Pankaj Poddar, chief executive officer, Cosmo Films, said, “Amid this pandemic, we all are searching for ways to stay safe and healthy. Washing our hands continuously and disinfecting every product we touch to prevent the spread of bacteria have become part of our daily routine. Cosmo’s antimicrobial technology will prove to be effective against a broad range of bacteria.”

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