Jindal displays Bicor OPP film and Platinum Thermal film

Jindal Films at FachPack 2018

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Jindal Films, a global leader in the development and manufacture of specialty films for the flexible packaging and labeling markets, will demonstrate a new OPP film technology, ULTRA SEAL, at Fachpack 2018. Its unique heat seal capabilities are designed to replace blown polyethylene (PE) or cast polypropylene (PP) films used in flexible packaging laminates. BICOR 40 & 50 MB344US films are the first products to benefit from Jindal Films’ new ULTRA SEAL technology, which consists of a new high clarity, oriented polypropylene (OPP) film range featuring high seal strength, low seal initiation temperature and better hot tack performance.

The technology provides robust seal performance in numerous packaging formats, especially pouch and stand-up pouch applications. This new range of films will meet the increasing need across Europe to provide “design for recycling” solutions which are based on mono-materials. On-going work among several consortia, such as CEFLEX and Ellen Macarthur Foundation (EMF), is moving in the direction of proposing guidelines for companies to “design for recycling”. These guidelines would recommend that polyolefin-based laminates should not be combined with paper,

PET, nylon or an aluminum foil layer to enable efficient sorting and mechanical recycling. PP-based solutions are one of the preferred recommendations in which ULTRA SEAL can play a significant role in shifting PE filmbased laminates to PP-rich laminates.

Jindal Films’ ULTRASEAL technology will be demonstrated on Wolf Verpackungsmashinen’s vertical stand-up pouch (doypack) packaging machine throughout the duration of the FachPack tradeshow in Hall 1, Stand 433 with an all OPP-based laminate (Bicor 20MB400 laminated to Bicor 50MB344US). Jindal Films is already working on expanding the ULTRA SEAL technology to include white and barrier versions which would provide more options to the packaging industry to reduce the complexity of 2-ply and 3-ply laminates, while moving multi-material structures towards monomaterial ‘PP-rich’ structures.

The company will also display an improved version of the Platinum Thermal film at the trade show. The single polymer substrate simplifies thermal or barcode printing while offering other advantages compared to traditional barcode printing technologies. Platinum Thermal can be printed with any standard direct thermal barcode printer and offers high resistance to heat, UV light, water and chemicals. The film is heat stable up to 120°C for any period and is far superior in comparison to DT-coated substrates.

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