Choosing a food packaging film today is a complicated process, even for seasoned converting and packaging design professionals. A newcomer to the field or a packaging student, who might be inclined to seek insight from a search engine, would be buried in seconds in a blizzard of global information. The ultimate question is: Why might one film type be a better choice rather than another when considering packaging structures, lamination design and end use?
PET, BOPP, CPP, MetPET, MetOPP – there’s an alphabet soup of film choices available. When entering into a dialogue with a customer about choice of film, it’s critical to ask specific questions and listen carefully for the functional performance the application requires. Then we can begin to determine whether BOPP, PET, metallized, clear, matte or a combination of films is the right solution.