Innovia Films will launch a new Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Rayoface facestock film designed for reclosable applications such as wet wipes.

The clear film has a thickness of 92 microns, and its clarity allows printed branding on a wet-wipe pack to show through.

The film also has a special print and adhesive receptive coating to ensure high quality print performance.

Labels product manager Richard Southward says the market for wet wipes has "grown considerably" over the last few years, with brand managers working on options to improve the consumer's experience when opening and re-closing a pack.

"We have taken on board the various requirements shared with us, and are confident our strong, recloseable film is ideal for both large and small packs," he says.

"The film's robustness allows the pack to be easily opened and resealed without losing its stiffness.

"This performance can be achieved with a mono film, eliminating the need to laminate several layers together, which reduces costs and resources.”

The film can be printed by a wide variety of print processes, including offset, screen, letterpress, and flexography.

"BOPP’s natural resistance to moisture ensures it will perform on a wide range of pack sizes across different applications such as home care, personal care, or industrial products,” Southward says.

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