Jindal Films presents new solutions at Fachpack 2022

Print, barrier and sealing technologies, and Ethy-Lyte films

Ethy Lyte VFFS 25HD800 (Photo: Jindal)

Jindal Films, a global provider of specialty films for the flexible packaging and labeling markets, showcased its print, barrier and sealing technologies as well as presented its new generation of high-barrier Ethy-Lyte films at the Fachpack trade show held from 27 to 29 September in Nuremberg, Germany.

The Ethy-Lyte BOPE films are increasingly adopted in the flexible packaging market for recyclable mono PE structures. The films are substituting conventional polyester or nylon printing films in lamination with PE films, thus creating fully recyclable mono PE packaging solutions.

The broad range of Ethy-Lyte films includes high gloss, matte, sealable and two-side printable films to cover all types of print designs, i.e. matt-gloss effects. The mono PE structures can be used for all pack formats and applications in the food and non-food market.

25HD800: 25µm transparent, high-barrier BOPE printing film, one side coated with EVOH. The film provides excellent gas and aroma protection and is designed to be used as an outer printing web to be laminated with PE sealing films, for creating recyclable, 2-ply mono PE laminates.

25HDM285: 25µm metallized, high barrier BOPE lamination film, one side metallized, treated on the other side. The film provides gas and aroma protection and is designed to be used as a mid-layer in 3-ply mono PE laminates. This film is a substitute for conventional metallized PET- or even aluminum films resulting in fully recyclable mono PE laminates.

The new films preserve overall quality, aroma and taste of sensitive products and guarantee long shelf life, the company said in a release. Typical applications are packaging for nuts, coffee, pet food, dry foods and many others.

The print, barrier and sealing technologies were designed to facilitate the switch from non-recyclable laminates (i.e. containing PET, aluminum foil, paper, etc) toward mono-material mechanically recyclable PP based laminates for flexible packaging markets.

Pet film replacement

Facing numerous demanding packaging applications, improved heat-resistant OPP films are being developed to address the recycling needs of the flex-pack industry with the removal of PET films.

Jindal Films is launching the Bicor 12MB100, a very thin and very high stiffness OPP film for broad PET replacement applications to help brand-owners continue their packaging “light-weighting” journey while ensuring a robust print conversion.

For more specialized applications, the Bicor 25MR100 is being proposed for outer webs in retort-sterilized applications, to help minimize the shrinkage and visual distortion during the heat sealing and steam autoclave operations when designing PP-based retort laminates

Paper replacement

Increasingly, paper is being removed from flexible packaging when in lamination with polyolefin barrier and sealant films. Jindal Films is expanding its outer web non-heat sealable OPP films portfolio with a very low gloss finish (BICOR 18 & 25CSRM) to provide a matt-look traditional of paper-based laminates.

Aluminum foil replacement

Jindal is expanding its broad range of barrier film solutions designed to replace the traditional aluminum foil by using modified barrier technologies on thin OPP films. Its highest barrier solution Metallyte 16MM883 is being increasingly used across Europe – from coffee markets to infant nutrition – to help brand-owners progressively shift their non-recyclable barrier laminates toward PP-based barrier laminates for recycling use in the current or developing PP or mixed-PO recycling streams.

PVDC replacement

PVDC coated films are progressively being substituted with non-halogenated more recycle friendly solutions. Jindal is launching the new BICOR 36&42 COS5 films with PVdC-free designs, specifically for the demanding cosmetics overwrap market. This new range of high-gloss high-seal performance coated OPP films is for perfumes or health & beauty aids applications.

Live demos

At FachPack 2022, two leading pouch machinery suppliers displayed all OPP-based barrier laminate solutions using Jindal Films’ film technologies:

SN Maschinenbau ran a flat pouch format on an FME20 high-speed machine using a high barrier PP 3-ply laminate produced by A Hatzopoulos based on Jindal Films’ Bicor CSRM, Metallyte MM883 and Bicor MB344US.

Wolf Verpackungsmaschinen ran a doy-pack format on a VFFS machine using a clear high barrier PP 3-ply laminate produced by VitraPack – a member of Korozo group– based on Jindal Films’ Bicor MB400, Alox-Lyte™ AO893 and Bicor MB344US. 

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