Innovia Films targets confectionery with its latest high grade packaging

Global packaging group Innovia Films is launching the next film in its new Propafilm Strata range of transparent high barrier, mono structure, packaging solution aimed at the confectionery, biscuit and bakery market.

According to the business, SLF is a chlorine free product that has been designed with a strong focus on barrier levels to oxygen, moisture, aroma and mineral oils. It has been created with a wide sealing range making it perfect for high speed horizontal-form-fill-seal packaging for the sector.

Alasdair McEwen, Global Product Manager Packaging, Innovia Films explained:  “With SLF, we have been able to develop a totally new barrier film that not only has outstanding oxygen and aroma barrier, but also has enhanced moisture barrier over standard polypropylene films. This means that there is an opportunity to increase product shelf life and therefore reduce food waste. It is the perfect replacement for PVdC coated films.”

McEwen continued “We have incorporated a wide sealing range polymer into the formulation of SLF, so it has been designed specifically for use on high speed horizontal packaging lines.”

Like all Propafilm Strata films, SLF provides a very effective barrier to aroma, and oxygen even at high relative humidity levels. It is printable, glossy and is food contact compliant globally.

SLF has also been classified as Made for Recycling by Interseroh. Alasdair McEwen, added:  “This certification proves the recyclability of our new Strata SLF film. It can be classified as ‘recycle ready’, or recyclable in countries which have the infrastructure to recycle polypropylene.”

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