Toray Announces New Metal-Transfer Film

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI | Toray Plastics (America) exhibited new Lumirror MR20 metal-transfer film at the recent Pack Expo International 2016. The film is said to have a brilliant reflective surface for premium decorative packaging, point-of-purchase displays, and specialty printing applications. 

The MR20 polyester metal-transfer film, manufactured in-house using company’s proprietary film formulation and metallization process, allows vacuum-deposited aluminum on the film surface to be transferred with adhesive to paper and paperboard for superior brightness. When the film is adhered to paper and paperboard and the PET film is removed, the new metallized substrate is said to be easy to convert at high speeds and can ultimately be repulped or recycled.

After the transfer metallization process is completed, the PET base film can be returned to company for recycling. Applications include packaging for cosmetics, personal care items, specialty food items, confections, pet food, alcohol, sporting goods, toys, and other retail goods, as well as printed items.

“Pack Expo attendees [discovered] that efficient, eco-friendly metal-transfer film manufacturing and luxurious-looking, recyclable packages and printed items are no longer mutually exclusive,” says Milan Moscaritolo, senior director of sales and marketing, Lumirror Polyester Film Division. “Toray’s sophisticated, simplified processes help CPGs and converters save time and money and help turn an ordinary-looking mass-produced packaged good or printed item into something extraordinary. In addition, the environmental benefits are substantial. New MR20 film can help CPGs build brands, grow business, and meet their sustainability goals.”

Company adds that paper and paperboard that are transfer-metallized with MR20 film exhibit reportedly excellent dead-fold properties, remain flat and smooth, do not delaminate or curl, and the metal does not flake off.

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