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ExxonMobil Chemical launches new OPP film for food packaging

FBR Staff Writer Published 30 April 2012

ExxonMobil Chemical has introduced a new OPP film with high gas barrier properties for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) applications. The film is suitable for oxygen-sensitive dry products requiring MAP such as fruits and nuts, cereals, snacks, roasted coffees, and pet foods.

According to the company, the 21-µm Bicor MB866 OPP film has a polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) coating on one side and an acrylic coating on the reverse.

The film, which has an an oxygen barrier level below 1cc/m²/day, offers a barrier performance at the level of metallized polyester (PET). In addition, the surface energy of the PVOH coating promotes ink receptivity and its chemical barrier leads to lower solvent retention.

The company noted that the film's excellent flavor and aroma barrier properties keep dry products tasting and smelling fresh.

"Exhibiting high clarity, gloss and stiffness, Bicor MB866 OPP film provides aesthetic benefits that help promote customer "pick-up" in retail outlets," the company added.

The film is currently available in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.