About Metallyte™ Films

Metallyte™ metalized oriented polypropylene (OPP) films offer a high-performing, low-weight packaging solution for snacks, confections, dry foods and beverages that require a long shelf life.
Widely used in a variety of applications, including those that require modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), Metallyte films provide a significant barrier to moisture, light and oxygen. These films are extremely durable and resistant to puncture and flex cracking. Combining the inherent advantages of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) with the latest metalization technologies, Metallyte films provide strong, cost-effective product protection.

Ultra-high barrier films

Metallyte™ metalized oriented polypropylene (OPP) ultra-high barrier films are designed to provide optimum protection for oxygen- and moisture-sensitive products with long shelf-life requirements.

Metallyte UHB films offer a cost-effective and lighter-weight alternative to aluminum foil for products that typically use gas flushing (N2 or CO2) in modified atmospheric packaging (MAP) applications. Metallyte UHB also provides excellent resistance to barrier loss in extrusion lamination and coating processes.

Metallyte™ MM882 is designed for PE-based extrusion lamination or coating, as well as for unprinted applications requiring lap sealing to PE-based sealants.

Metallyte™ MM883 is designed for adhesive lamination in a three-layer structure.

Metallyte™ 28UBW-ES has vacuum-deposited aluminum, a white opaque PP core and an enhanced heat-sealable layer.  Its improved performance allows for simplified packaging structures.

  • High-puncture and flex-crack resistance previously unavailable in OPP films and very good protection from UV rays (UV barrier)
  • Increased barrier integrity vs. thin aluminum foil and threefold improvement in puncture resistance
  • Up to 3 – 4-fold seal strength improvement, compared to standard sealable coextruded polypropylene
  • Reduced packaging weight compared to aluminum foils; up to 30% depending on the foil packaging being replaced

Tailored solutions

Designed specifically for highly hygroscopic products, Metallyte™ MM288 (Europe) and Metallyte™ 50 TSPM (Americas) are two-side-treated, non-sealable metalized OPP films that provide robust barrier protection across a variety of packaging and converting solutions. Both films are processable on the metalized and treated sides.
The versatile Metallyte MU platform provides excellent levels of protection for snacks, confections, biscuits and bakery products in both heat-seal and cold-seal applications.

Features

Improved packaging performance:

Excellent performance on horizontal form fill seal (HFFS) and vertical form fill seal (VFFS) packaging machines

High seal strength and wide seal range offering

High-puncture and flex-crack resistance

Increased barrier integrity vs. thin aluminum foils

Lower weight and costs:

White metalized OPP films offer significant density reduction compared to transparent metalized OPP

Improved seal integrity compared to transparent OPP due to our proprietary cavitation technology

  Familyfilm typethickness (mil)yield (in2/lb)
WhiteIce-creamICEM38ICEM1.529800
High BarrierMH388ES28MH388ES1.134000
VLTSMM65840MM6581.6
UHBMU84235MU8421.427900
UBWES28UBWES1.1534000
DecorativeMW28038MW2801.529800
MW48038MW4801.529800
ClearVBSRMM34815MM3480.5951500
MM39815MM3980.5951500
20MM3980.7938600
30MM3981.126600
BSRMM38818MM3880.7143000
MM48815MM488
18MM4880.7143000
MMMM48015MM4800.5951535
18MM4800.7142958
20MM4800.7938600
30MM4801.126600
Acrylic CoatedMM68030MM6801.225700
VLTSMM68830MM6881.224700
UHBMM88316MM8830.6350000
High BarrierNM28813NM2880.5962433
  Familyfilm typethickness (mil)yield (in2/lb)
WhiteIce-creamICEM38ICEM1.529800
High BarrierMH388ES28MH388ES1.134000
VLTSMM65840MM6581.6
UHBMU84235MU8421.427900
UBWES28UBWES1.1534000
DecorativeMW28038MW2801.529800
MW48038MW4801.529800
ClearVBSRMM34815MM3480.5951500
MM39815MM3980.5951500
20MM3980.7938600
30MM3981.126600
BSRMM38818MM3880.7143000
MMMM48015MM4800.5951535
18MM4800.7142958
20MM4800.7938600
30MM4801.126600
Acrylic CoatedMM68030MM6801.225700
VLTSMM68830MM6881.224700
UHBMM88316MM8830.6350000
High BarrierNM28813NM2880.5962433
  Familyfilm typethickness (mil)yield (in2/lb)
Clear1 side heat sealableMET70BSM0.7044000
MET-270 MET-20.7044000
MET-HB270 MET-HB20.7044000
SUPM40SUPM1.619000
50SUPM2.015000
non heat sealableMM28112MM2810.5061200
TSPM50 TSPM0.5061200
UHBMM88218MM8820.7142900
MM88318MM8830.7142900
OpaqueUHBMU842110MU8421.134000
MWHB28 MWHB1.234000
WhiteUHBUBWES28UBWES1.1534000