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Innovia Films is launching the next film in its new Propafilm Strata range of transparent high barrier and mono structure packaging films.

SLF is a chlorine-free film that delivers high barrier levels to oxygen, moisture, aroma, and mineral oils. It has been designed with a wide sealing range, making it suitable for high-speed horizontal-form-fill-seal packaging of biscuits, bakery, and confectionery products.

“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,” said Alasdair McEwen, global product manager packaging, Innovia 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.

“We have incorporated a wide sealing range polymer into the formulation of SLF, so it has been designed specifically for use on high-speed horizontal packaging lines.”

SLF has also been classified as Made for Recycling by Interseroh.

“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,” McEwen concludes.

SLF provides an effective barrier to aroma and oxygen, even at high relative humidity levels. It is printable, glossy and is food contact compliant globally.

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