Celplast Metallized Products Limited is introducing its DURAMET® top-coated metallized PET film to the market. The film offers a lower cost, lower carbon footprint alternative to foil in the high barrier flexible packaging market for food and healthcare/pharmaceutical applications.
The company reports that in head-to-head tests with 4-ply PET/foil/nylon/CPP adhesive laminates, 3-ply PET/DURAMET/CPP adhesive laminates have achieved similar barrier and bond results to the 4-ply foil structure. Similar barrier and bond results have been achieved when comparing 4-ply PET/foil/PET/LDPE to 3-ply PET/DURAMET/LDPE adhesive laminates. These results were obtained on different laminators with several commercially available adhesive systems.
DURAMET meets FDA food contact requirements for use with all food types under Condition of Use E. It also complies with relevant requirements of the Swiss Chemicals Ordinance SR 813.11 (ChemO) and European Regulation No. 10/2011 for food contact.
A new 2.45 m-wide metallizer, using patented Metacoat technology licensed from Metallized Surface Technology features inline flexo coating and E-beam curing, and is the first to apply this technology on a large-scale commercial machine.