Packaging challenges from two separate companies converged to drive Toray to develop a new portfolio of flexible packaging innovations — Torayfan Over-the-Mountain BOPP films.
In the first case, a customer was dealing with evolving global distribution channels and extended shelf-life requirements. Simultaneously, another snack food manufacturer was frustrated with a domestic shipping issue. Gas-flushed, heat-sealed snack food pouches transported from one geographic region of the country to another were arriving at their destination burst or deflated. At first glance, the common denominators for both customers’ challenges were a need for improved barrier durability and a means of safe transport over long distances.