Tekni-Films Offers High-Barrier Films

 

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA | Tekni-Films, a division of Tekni-Plex, has developed what it says is an extensive line of high-barrier, Barex alternative packaging structures that are available globally. The materials target a wide variety of demanding pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic, food ,and other applications.

“Many of these films were commercialized over the past year,” says David Andrulonis, VP and general manager, Tekni-Films. “In light of the recent announcement that Barex manufacturing operations will be shut down, we want the industry to know that the desired performance attributes can still be met with our cost-effective alternative materials.”

The company has multiple thermoformable blister/tray film structures as well as heat-sealable pouch/lidding options said to equal or exceed the performance attributes required by customers for these laminations.

Tekni-Films’ thermoformable options include polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and Aclar polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) inner and outer layers, coupled with either ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) and/or cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) for enhanced barrier properties. In addition, Tekni-Films’ heat-sealable pouch/lidding flexible materials have been commercialized in a variety of paper/foil/plastic (PE, LDPE, PET) and EVOH combinations to suit a broad range of applications.

Thermoformable film packaging applications target pharmaceutical, medical, personal care, food, and animal health products. Pouch applications include transdermal patches, and solid and liquid dose drug delivery systems.

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