Cosmo Films has introduced several additions to its range of barrier films and now has a significant portfolio of transparent and metalized varieties to offer customers. These solvent-free coated films don’t only help in extending the shelf life of the contents inside, but also with pack structure rationalization.
“We are excited by these new additions to our barrier films range, especially the BOPP replacement to the aluminum foil,” says S Satish, global head – sales & marketing, Cosmo Films. “We are now confident of meeting most shelf life requirements of the food packaging industry with our extensive range of barrier films. All our barrier films also have good printability and hence can be used for monolayer applications also. With our extended range of specialty films and our customized innovation focus, we are confident of meeting the new emerging packaging challenges via shelf life extension and reduced plastic consumption.”
The metalized barrier film range includes:
- High Moisture Barrier Films (HMB), which are corona-treated on both sides and can be used for duplex and sandwich lamination in snack foods, shampoo sachets, dry milk powder and powdered drinks sachets/packs, where loss of moisture is a concern.
- High Speed Barrier Films with High Hot Tack (HSB), metalized moisture and oxygen barrier films with a high hot tack and low SIT which enables FFS machines to run at a higher speed, thus helping improve productivity.
- High Seal Strength Barrier Films (HSS), which are metalized moisture and oxygen barrier films that have been specially designed for packaging applications that require high seal strengths.
- Ultra High Barrier Films (UHB), which can be used to substitute aluminum foil.
The line of transparent barrier films includes:
- Aroma Barrier Films (AB), transparent barrier films typically used for coffee/tea, spices, chewing gum and perfume boxes overwrapping.
- Aroma & Oxygen Barrier Films (AOB), which have excellent moisture and gas barrier properties and are used for packaging of cream biscuits, chocolates, chips and snacks with some dose of fatty content.
- Ultra High Barrier Films (UHB), which offer excellent moisture, aroma and gas barrier properties and are used to convert 3-layer laminates to 2 layers for packaging of aromatic and fat content-rich products like dry fruits, nuts, spices, etc. These films also offer mineral oil resistance.