New packaging film from Innovia

Innovia Films has introduced a new packaging film, SLF, designed for high speed horizontal-form-fill-seal packaging of biscuits, bakery and confectionery type products.  

Innovia Film’s Propafilm Strata SLF is a high speed barrier chlorine-free film.

It’s part of Innovia’s Propafilm Strata range, which consists of transparent high barrier, mono structure, packaging films. SLF is a chlorine free film that’s said to offer good barrier levels to oxygen and aroma, even at high relative humidity levels, as well as to moisture, and mineral oils. This should lead to longer shelf life for packaged food and therefore less waste. SLF is printable, glossy and is food contact compliant globally.

Alasdair McEwen, global product manager of Packaging for Innovia Films, explains: “With SLF, we have been able to develop a totally new barrier film that not only has outstanding oxygen and aroma barrier, but also has enhanced moisture barrier over standard polypropylene films. This means that there is an opportunity to increase product shelf life and therefore reduce food waste. It is the perfect replacement for PVdC coated films.”

SLF has also been classified as Made for Recycling by Interseroh.  McEwen adds: “This certification proves the recyclability of our new Strata SLF film. It can be classified as ‘recycle ready’, or recyclable in countries which have the infrastructure to recycle polypropylene.”

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