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™ 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.


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