Ampac Flexibles has announced the availability of Flexi-Free high-speed laminate films. The new substrates, signified by Flexi-Free HS, can be used in high-speed form/fill/seal machines where increased speed is critical to throughput efficiencies. The films heat seal at temperatures 40 degrees lower than standard laminate materials, allowing the machine operator to shorten dwell times and increase machine speed. Pouch-making speeds can typically be increased 20% or more on high-speed, horizontal form/fill/seal machines, creating greater operational efficiency. Additionally, Flexi-Free HS provides a low-temperature solution for packagers that may be handling and packaging products that are heat sensitive and should not have prolonged exposure to higher temperatures.
The high-speed technology, manufactured in a solventless process, can be applied to many types of laminations such as metalized PET, foil and clear film laminations, making the film highly versatile for various end-market applications such as pharmaceutical, personal care and consumer products.
“Ampac is excited about our new Flexi-Free HS line of films,” says Doug Andersen, Ampac’s medical and pharmaceutical market development manager. “This technology can be applied to many of our typical barrier laminations such as metalized, aluminum foil and clear films. Combined with our 10-color flexographic printing, this is an attractive product offering for our customer base.”