In-Vacuum Flexo Top-Coating on Metallized Film: An Update on the State of the Art

In-Vacuum Flexo Top-Coating on Metallized Film: An Update on the State of the Art

Dante Ferrari
Celplast Metallized Products Limited

Celplast has presented both barrier and bond strength data at prior AIMCAL conferences on its unique single pass in-line metallizing and top-coating process. Film performance from both the pilot line and commercial machine has been shared, along with its potential use in demanding high barrier flexible packaging applications. To ensure testing accuracy over a higher barrier range, Celplast has partnered with MOCON to compare OTR & WVTR values from existing equipment with values from new equipment. Additional barrier & bond data will be presented regarding a wider range of substrates and flexible packaging applications, as the number of flexible packaging solutions that this technology can address broadens further.