A new sealant film gives 2-ply structures the attributes of a 3-ply film, reducing material usage 20% and cutting cost 10%.

Bemis of Oshkosh, Wis., has introduced a patent-pending film that uses 20% less material and costs 10% less than high-barrier alternatives. New bMET blown, metalized sealant film offers the barrier and production line performance of a 3-ply structure in just two layers. The new product is geared toward protecting products like candy, crackers, cookies, granular products and pet treats.

The fully customizable film delivers hermetic polyethylene seals and the barrier equivalent of metalized oriented polyester (OPET) or metalized oriented polypropylene (OPP). The film is appropriate for nearly any flexible package format, including pre-made or form-fill-seal stand-up pouches as well as stickpacks and pillow pouches. Available in thicknesses between 0.75 and 1.5 mil, the film comes in metalized white and metalized clear and can include convenience features like tear initiation, EZ Peel opening and customizable barrier against moisture, oxygen and aroma.