ExxonMobil Chemical has introduced a new Bicor MB866 OPP film, which delivers outstanding gas barrier properties for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) applications. This 21 micron Bicor MB866 OPP film features a polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) coating on one side and an acrylic coating on the reverse to provide all-round performance for oxygen-sensitive dry products requiring MAP, such as fruits and nuts, cereals, snacks, roasted coffees, pet foods. The film is currently available in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.
Typically the PVOH coating is reverse printed
and adhesive laminated to a sealant film, such as blown polyethylene (PE) or
cast polypropylene (PP), to provide high oxygen protection for prolonged
product shelf life. With an oxygen barrier level below 1cc/m²/day, this film
delivers a barrier performance at the level of metalized polyester (PET) and
typically higher than most other clear barrier solutions such as polyvinylidene
chloride (PVdC) or ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) coated or coextruded
films. The surface energy of the PVOH coating helps ink receptivity and its
good chemical barrier contributes to reduced solvent retention.
This clear barrier film uses solvent-free and
chlorine-free coatings and provides protection from external contaminants and
“The film’s excellent flavor and aroma barrier
properties keep dry products tasting and smelling fresh,” says Laurent Chantraine,
international market segment manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Films Business.