Innovia films has developed UltraFoil CFA (clear) and WFA (white) – its first top-coated BOPP label films to be certified for food contact by both the EU and FDA. This covers most food types and a broad range of food use conditions such as ambient temperature filling and storage, chilled use, frozen conditions and warm fill.
The films allow for cold-foiling and intricate fine tone and vignette printing, without the need to slow down the presses. The UltraFoil films maximise the aesthetics of foiled areas of the label for better shelf impact without additional cost.
Alasdair McEwen, product manager for Innovia’s label films, said: “The pressure sensitive label (PSL) value chain is now very much under the spotlight, with retailers, brand-owners and consumers expecting labels to meet the same regulations as traditional food packaging.”
These are planned to be the first in a range of coated label films to offer food compliance with printing and foiling.