Austrian film producer Mondi Napiag has installed a new blown film extruder that allows the company to increase the production of up to 14-layer films with EVOH and PA as packaging barrier material.

The company said the materials will be used mainly for food packaging.

The new film features higher gloss, more transparency and increased puncture and tear resistance, providing greater protection for sharp-edged food such as bread rolls or bacon.

The firm said both the seven or 14-layer high barrier films show high aroma protection with an extended shelf-life.

Previously, the company has already installed a seven-layer blown film extruder from Windmüller & Hölscher and operates six five-layer extruders.