ExxonMobil Chemical’s New Metallyte™ OPP Film Offers Enhanced Oxygen and Moisture Barrier Performance

  • Stable, enhanced barrier performance throughtout the chain of use
  • Brilliant foil appearance
  • Excellent hot tack, seal integrity and lap seal range

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Sunday, October 28, 2012 9:00 am EDT

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"With Metallyte 70 MET-HB2 film as the inner web of a lamination, the overall package barrier is similar to that achieved with converter-applied EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol) coextruded laminations, but the cost is less"

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil Chemical has introduced a new vacuum-metallized, high barrier oriented polypropylene (OPP) film with a proprietary sealant layer that provides an excellent barrier to oxygen, moisture and light. The enhanced barrier performance of Metallyte™ 70 MET-HB2 film is well-suited to vertical form fill seal (VFFS) and horizontal form fill seal (HFFS) packaging applications in which products such as crisps and snacks, bakery products, cookies and crackers need to stay fresh for extended periods.

The film delivers an oxygen transmission rate of less than 10 cc/m²/day and a moisture transmission rate of 0.06 g/m²/day.

“With Metallyte 70 MET-HB2 film as the inner web of a lamination, the overall package barrier is similar to that achieved with converter-applied EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol) coextruded laminations, but the cost is less,” said John Charbonneau, product manager, ExxonMobil Chemical.

Metallyte 70 MET-HB2 film maintains stable, craze-resistant barrier performance throughout the extrusion and adhesive lamination processes, and across the entire chain of use. It features a vacuum-deposited aluminum layer that provides a brilliant foil appearance.

Metallyte 70 MET-HB2 film delivers an excellent lap seal range, seal integrity, and hot tack when used with a sealable coextruded outer web.

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