In a major advance in the premium shrink film market, Sealed Air introduces Opti Next Generation Films from its authorized master distributor Millennium Packaging. The new film supplies up to 30% more footage in the same footprint and at the same price as competitive products, yielding key cost, material use and production advantages.
These benefits stem from patented Sealed Air 29-micro-layer technology that produces a thinner gauge with better tear resistance and better clarity than many thicker films, according to the company, which also notes Opti NX has a wider sealing and shrinking range than standard films.
For end users, Opti NX’s thinner gauge and longer rolls make it possible to wrap more packages per roll, reduce film inventory requirements, and increase production uptime by requiring fewer roll changeovers. The new film also lowers transportation costs per packaging unit by accommodating 30% more film in the same space with no increase in weight. The ability of the thinner film to use less heat for many shrink operations further reduces costs by decreasing electricity consumption.
For packaging distributors, the Opti NX line provides a next-generation shrink film option with the power of the Sealed Air brand, price and performance advantages for customers, and a portfolio addition that is price-competitive with foreign film products.
The Opti NX family includes five all-purpose (Opti NXG) and two soft-shrink (Opt NXS) gauges that meet the needs of an array of applications, including irregularly shaped products and soft items such as converted paper that are unable to withstand the shrink force of conventional all-purpose materials. The new films adapt to a wide range of shrink machinery, are recyclable, and are both FDA- and USPS-approved.