Rollprint Packaging Products Inc. debuts FormFoil™ Lite, a greener, more cost-effective version of the standard cold-form foil structures currently in the marketplace.
To achieve this, Rollprint uses a proprietary manufacturing process that permits the use of 1-mil foil in place of the 2-mil foil used in conventional cold-form foil applications. The end result is a material that maintains robust formability, reduces consumption of natural resources, and provides significant reduction in costs.
FormFoil Lite is designed to help organizations meet their cost reduction and environmental impact goals in a variety of a commercial applications including sutures, diagnostics devices and surgical tools.
The Director of Manufacturing at one suture manufacturer chose the lighter cold-form foil because “Rollprint’s FormFoil Lite has allowed us to downgauge our formable foil thickness.” He says the change has, “…reduced our environmental footprint and lowered costs.” All of this, he said, “Without sacrificing quality or shelf life.”
The more economical FormFoil™ Lite can reinvigorate the use of cold-form by making it more competitive with other more traditional package formats where perfect oxygen and/or moisture barrier is required. The company says it’s had success in a variety of cold-form shapes and formats across markets ranging from medical device to consumer applications.
Rollprint has been able to create a cold-form structure with its ClearFoil® high-barrier clear lidding while continuing to maintain the nearly 0% moisture and oxygen transmission rates that aluminum foil is known for.
FormFoil™ Lite benefits include the following:
• Downgauged foil layer
• Less energy and material are required, decreasing the environmental/carbon footprint
• Ease of machinability and formability with less material
• Reduced costs allow for a cold-form foil package to compete with more traditional package styles