Next generation laminate ‘sets new high bar’ for barrier packaging

CAMVAC, a supplier of metallised and transparent barrier films and laminates, has announced the launch of a ‘game-changing’ product tipped to maintain high performance throughout the supply chain.

Camfoil has been developed as a multi-layered metallised laminate, said to deliver the ‘ultimate’ light, moisture and gas barrier.

Created as an alternative to aluminium foil, Camfoil is designed for use in multiple packaging applications. The material has been specifically engineered for its heat seal characteristics, with the film tailored to heat seal through contamination. This, Camvac explained, makes it ‘ideal’ for powdered products such as milk and infant formula, protein and whey powders. It can also be used for foodstuffs such as peanuts and other snacks that require ‘robust’ light and gas barriers.

Typical consumer end applications include bags, sachets, pouches and lidding film. Camfoil is available as a triplex extreme barrier laminate for further conversion downstream, and Camvac can supply a print-receptive finished goods laminate with a range of sealant webs, including PE, PET, CPP and OPP.

Gary Chalkley, director of product development, said, “Camfoil is a truly next-generation laminate that sets a new high bar for barrier packaging. Camfoil removes the risk of pin-holing while providing an excellent gas and water vapour barrier and providing the potential to extend product shelf-life. It’s eminently suitable for extreme applications, for example vacuum insulation panels that contain silica or liquid cleaning products, as well as regular and powdered foodstuffs.”