UK-based Linpac is set to invest in a new production line, which will produce a suite of multi-layer, next-generation top lidding films, at its site in Pontivy, France.
The planned investment, which is a part of Linpac’s lightweighting for excellence (LIFE) programme, will also help the company to continue the active engineering of its ultra-light, resistant barrier flexibles for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP).
When combined with polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) trays, the top lidding films offer a lightweight MAP solution that preserved fresh products and improves the presentation of packaged items.
Linpac barrier films business manager Erwan Cadoret said: “The new Linpac production technology allows us to produce a broad range of high-barrier films with enhanced anti-fog and print properties for our customers.
“In addition, tailor-made shrink performance enables tight, wrinkle-free packs with outstanding clarity and consumer appeal.
“Essentially, we are able to deliver enhanced performance, whilst retaining excellent functionality.”
Using a new multi-layer extrusion process, the company has already created a 25µm shrink-barrier, anti-fog polyethylene (PE) film for retail-ready MAP formats, at its Pontivy site.
The new PE film can be produced using manual and automatic lidding systems, as well as qualified form, fill and seal machines.
Upon completion of the newly announced investment, Linpac will be able to produce 27µm and 33µm PP and PE films for tray sealers, thermoforming lines, horizontal vacuum lines and vertical MAP flow pack lines.
Image: Linpachas created new 25µm shrink-barrier, anti-fog PE film for retail-ready MAP formats. Photo: courtesy of LINPAC Senior Holdings.