LaGrange, GA (30 September, 2016) — Jindal Films is pleased to announce the latest development in polyolefin sealant technology. SealTOUGH™ is a unique coextruded packaging family of films, targeted to replace sealant layers in a lamination or single layers in mono-web applications.
SealTOUGH provides unmatched puncture resistance, enhanced clarity, improved modulus and seal strength that can exceed 5,000g/2.54cm. The latest breakthrough technology platform from Jindal Films gives the down gauge potential of 30%, 40%, or more compared to traditional sealant films. “We are excited about this new platform that is being developed to provide packaging solutions through clear and white coextruded films, while adding metallization for barrier application and structure simplification, coatings for products that require low oxygen barrier, and AlOx coating for clear high barrier requirements,” said Bill Handy, Marketing Director at Jindal Films.
Jindal Films continues to set new standards for performance and sustainable solutions to support the flexible packaging industry. SealTOUGH bridges the attributes of BOPP and blown PE film to achieve enhanced performance benchmarks for clarity and strength. Packaging designs utilizing SealTOUGH contribute to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s objectives for source reduction and recycling.
“As we expand our technology and expertise, we are introducing an exclusive biaxially-oriented product to the market. SealTOUGH can solve problems and enable growth opportunities,” said James Taylor, Commercial Development Manager at Jindal Films.
Compared to blown PE, SealTOUGH consistently outperforms, surpassing the current applications of blown PE including confectionary, snacks, dry fruit and nuts, pasta, rice, bakery items,
produce, and dry products. Utilizing SealTOUGH as FFS bags, freezer bags, lamination and hygienic bags makes use of property enhancements that allow for the use of thinner film, weight reduction and cost savings. When replacing a 30µm (120 gauge) blown PE film with 18µm (70 gauge) SealTOUGH clear film, you achieve 41% down gauging, 2-fold improvement in clarity, equivalent ultimate seal strength, 2-fold improvement in puncture resistance, 2-fold improvement in impact resistance, 3-fold improvement in tensile strength, 2-fold improvement in modulus, and 50% reduction in elongation.
“This product offers superior performance in critical properties. SealTOUGH achieves the clarity of BOPP with the high seal strength of blown PE. The film’s superior puncture resistance and strength enables significant down gauging opportunities to provide both a performance advantage and cost savings,” said Eric Bender, Market Development Manager at Jindal Films.
Jindal Films will present SealTOUGH at the PACK EXPO International Innovation Stage, located on the Grand Concourse, in Chicago, IL on November 8, 2016 at 3 PM CST. With packaging performance, protection and promotion in mind, Jindal Films offers confidence engineered solutions for the flexible packaging industry.
About Jindal Films Americas LLC
Jindal Films is an industry leader in the development and manufacture of high performance packaging and labeling film solutions, including multilayer white opaque films, metalized films and coated films, for flexible packaging and labeling applications. Jindal Films has affiliated production plants in Europe (Virton, Belgium; Kerkrade, The Netherlands; and Brindisi, Italy), and in the United States (LaGrange, Georgia; and Shawnee, Oklahoma). The company and its affiliates have sales offices to support customer needs in countries around the world, including North America, Europe and Asia.
Note to Editors
- Metallyte™, Bicor™, OPPalyte™ and Label-Lyte™, Platinum Thermal™, Digilyte™ and SealTOUGH™ are registered brands of Jindal Films.