Toray Rolls Out Environmentally Friendly BOPP Film
NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI—May 19, 2014—Toray Plastics (America) has introduced Torayfan CBS2 film, an environmentally friendly, clear, high-oxygen- and moisture-barrier BOPP film designed for use as the inside sealant web for the packaging of bakery items, crisp salty snacks, cookies, crackers, granola, fruit and nut mixes, and confections, as well as pet food and treats and non-food items. Consumer packaged goods companies and converters can now create value-added transparent PVdC-free laminations that provide an excellent oxygen and moisture barrier, which help keep foods fresh, flavorful, and aromatic. Versatile, heat-sealable CBS2 BOPP film also offers end users an alternative to coated OPP and PET films and is the more economical choice when compared with aluminum oxide (AlOx)-coated films. In addition, because it’s available in 70 and 80 gauge, CBS2 film presents a downgauged alternative to thicker OPP films. CBS2 film can also be used as an unsupported web for flexographic and rotogravure surface printing.
CBS2 film’s excellent barrier properties are achieved by means of Toray’s resin technology and a proprietary non-PVdC barrier layer. The non-barrier side of CBS2 film is designed for heat sealability. CBS2 film also provides superior oil and puncture resistance and excellent stiffness, which further improve the consumer’s brand experience. The film runs on HFFS and VFFS equipment.
“PVdC is not acceptable to today’s end users who want a clear barrier film that is environment-friendly,” says Kerri Boyens, product manager, Torayfan Division. “PVdC-free CBS2 film is an innovative solution that offers excellent barrier functionality without PVdC’s environmental issues.”