Toppan USA will launch manufacturing and sales of GL-EY barrier film in late June.
GL-EY boasts the world’s highest level barrier performance for a nylon-based transparent deposition film. Due to its high physical strength, nylon is used in protective packaging and packaging for heavy items in the retail and food service sectors. Barrier performance is provided by adding a barrier layer (aluminum or aluminum deposited onto PET), a printing substrate and a sealing layer. This results in packaging with a three- or four-layer laminate structure.
GL-EY achieves high physical strength and barrier performance by applying Toppan’s transparent vapor deposition and coating technologies to a nylon substrate.
The ability to print directly on GL-EY means that the number of film layers can be reduced from three or four to two. This enables reductions in material volume, environmental impact and cost.
GL-EY is already available in Asia, where it is used for sachets as well as packaging for heavy items and medical and pharmaceutical goods. Toppan USA’s Georgia plant will now manufacture and sell GL-EY for the North, Central and South American markets.
Toppan USA will market GL-EY for a range of packaging and other applications including:
- Heavy items for the retail and food service industries (seasonings, wine, oil, and sauces)
- Foods that require durable packaging (sachets and liddings)
- Medical and pharmaceutical products (outer packaging for IV bags)
- Industrial materials (transparent balloons)