RIGID plastic film supplier Klöckner Pentaplast has introduced a new film structure. Speaking to Packaging Digest at the Label Expo event on 9 September, the company’s Jim Mullen said the material addresses the requirement for a shrink film that both prints well and can be readily supplied as a roll of film, something that has until now proven elusive.
The Pentalabel LV PETG Films with Y460 coating are said to be suitable for use with high-resolution digital printing for shrink-sleeve packaging as well as for high-speed application onto containers.
In addition to being certified for use for a number of HP Indigo digital presses, the film is also highly receptive to digitally printed inks. It is optimized for seaming into a tube in roll form; and is readily applicable for manual application as well as for high-speed application by automated shrink-sleeve label applicators at rates to 180 bottles/min.
Various partner companies assisted with product develoment, and Mullen said the material was field tested by Verst, a contract packager in the container shrink-sleeving arena.
The company claims the Pentalabel PETG roll-sleeve films offer the best shrinkage capabilities available – more than 20% better than the nearest competitor – to ensure smooth seams and the ability to shrink onto simple as well as multiple contour containers made of plastic, glass or metal.