In this post, we present Total offer for Flexible packaging. The product catalogue for this industry is divided into 5 different categories, Stand-Up Pouch, Deep-Freeze Packaging, Dry Food Packaging, Collation Shrink and Heavy Duty Bags, which cover a wide range of packaging applications.
Lumicene® & Lumicene Supertough® PE for non-retort pouches
According to Total arguments, compared to traditional packaging, Stand-Up Pouch, has brought significant advantages to the market in terms of production, shipping and warehousing costs while reducing CO2 emissions. This is the main reason to consider Stand-Up Poach as one of most important growing markets for flexible packaging, although it is a challenging packaging format to meet demanding organoleptic requirements and ensure goods protection.
As for a lot of applications, Total Lumicene® and Lumicene Supertough® are outstanding metallocene grades for non-retort pouches. The wide range of Total products allows to achieve excellent organoleptic properties, tailored sealing (temperature / force) and superior mechanical properties (including flex crack resistance, dart drop or tear resistance) adapted to customer requirements.
PPC for non-retort pouches
To increase the shelf life of the content, some food packaging markets require a retort treatment in the production process. This retort treatment process demands a high temperature resistance of the product for large periods of time, a difficult challenge for which Total has developed a complete impact copolymer range to use in the sealing layer of the laminated pouch.
Two of Total most outstanding copolymers are especially Total PPC 3660 and Total PPC 2660, that offer a high quality sealing before and after the pouch goes through the retort process.
Lumicene® and Lumicene Supertough® for Deep-freeze packaging
Usually, deep-freeze bags are found on two different markets, industrial and household. In the first one, a great ease of conversion and the guarantee of maximum mechanical resistance of deep-freeze bags at low temperatures are indispensable requirements of the industrial deep-freeze bags packers. On the other hand, for Household, a good contact transparency and stand-up ability are the main required features.
Lumicene® and Lumicene Supertough®, the metallocene range of Total, are an exceptional solution for deep-freeze bags. Gathering outstanding organoleptic properties, tailored stiffness (stand-up ability) and excellent mechanical properties (including impact resistance at low temperatures), Lumicene® and Lumicene Supertough stand out as an excellent choice for deep-freeze bags.
Dry Food Packaging
BOPP for food packaging
Some of the most popular products of Total for BOPP are Total PPH 3051 & Total PPH 4050 (excellent product consistency), Total PPH 4070 (high crystallinity, excellent processability, low catalyst residues) or Total PPH 4030 (extra clean resin).
PP for cast film
To reach customers needs and requirements, such as stiffness, optics or sealing properties, Total has developed a vast grade slate of cast film grades.
Some of the most popular products of Total for cast film are Total PPH 6080 & PPH 6088 (excellent stiffness and planarity), Total PPR 6288, PPR 6290 and PPR 6298 (high optics and rapid sealing) or Total PPC 3660 (outstanding film with excellent mechanical properties).
Lumicene® PE for Blown Film
To maintain the crispiness of the food, Total propose Lumicene® HDPE, as it provides the barrier protection required by dry food packaging.
Lumicene® M6012EP (boosted optical properties) or Lumicene® M5510EP (boosted mechanical properties), are some examples of Total solutions for blown film (both of them also present outstanding water vapor barrier properties).
Lumicene® and Lumicene Supertough® are also Total solutions for Collation shrink, offering outstanding optical properties (an decisive factor for attracting consumer interest) and tailored shrinking behavior (temperature/force) and superior holding force (excellent mechanical properties for high protection).
Heavy duty bags
With excellent mechanical properties (guaranteeing superior creep and impact resistance) Lumicene® and Lumicene Supertough® are Total solutions for heavy duty bags.
Lumicene Supertough® gathers superior bubble stability and downgauging potential and is usually used as a booster for the mechanical properties of the bag, by combining one layer of it with other materials as well as with regrind from post-consumer waste. This process has been developed to guarantee cost savings and increased sustainability.