FLEXcon Answers Growing Demand for Resealable Food Packaging with Launch of optiFLEX® RESEAL™ BARRIER
FLEXcon, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announced the launch of optiFLEX®RESEAL™ BARRIER Clear, a new PVDC-coated film that serves as a barrier against moisture to maintain food freshness and the moistness of wet wipe products. The product was developed specially for resealable packaging to retain moisture and prevent drying of produce, meats, cheeses and wet wipes, or to keep moisture out to prevent staling of nuts and other snack foods. The polypropylene leveraged in this product offers excellent tear resistance and durability for repeated opening and reclosure of flexible packaging substrates, and the superior film conformability provides maximum label and graphic coverage. Further, the film clarity is ideal for achieving the no-label-look on printed flexible packaging material..
The food packaging market continues to grow, largely due to the increased demand for resealable packaging, which is moving far beyond wet and dry wipes and into the food packaging arena. Resealable packaging has become very popular with food packaging manufacturers as an alternate packaging design, and with consumers for its convenience.
“As the use of resealable packaging continues to increase, there is a growing need in the food market for packaging materials that enhance shelf life by maintaining food freshness,” said Michelle Lamontagne, market development specialist, Product Identification, FLEXcon. “The barrier properties of the PVDC-coated polypropylene provide moisture control ideal for these purposes, and this product serves as an example of our continued effort to meet the unique needs of the food packaging market.”
The film complies with 21 CFR 175.320 and 21 CFR 177.1520 for food contact, and the adhesive complies with 21 CFR 175.105 for indirect food contact. The resealable pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive bonds well to low- and high-surface energy laminated flexible packaging substrates with clean, quiet and consistent reclosure, and the adhesive offers excellent clarity and wet out characteristics.
optiFLEX RESEAL BARRIER Clear utilizes a 2 mil clear PVDC-coated flexible BOPP film with a resealable adhesive and TRACrite™ 120 polyester release liner which offers superior on-press performance for tight-registration graphics. Further, the print-receptive surface of the film is compatible with flexo, rotary screen, rotary letterpress and hotstamping, and its excellent surface smoothness allows for optimum ink laydown.