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BOPP Film

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With over 100 different variations Polypropylene Film is one of the most widely used films in the world. A common application for polypropylene is as biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP). Sheets of BOPP film are used to make a wide range of materials such as clear bags. In this sheet form it is widely used in the production of stationery folders, packaging, and storage boxes. This material is perfect for protective cover for papers and other material due to its wide range of colors, durability, low cost and resistance to dirt.

(BOPP) Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene

A rugged thermoplastic polymer. When polypropylene is biaxially oriented, it becomes crystal clear but remains available in matte and white finishes. When it says "biaxially oriented" this means the polypropylene film has been stretched across the machine direction (AMD) and the machine direction (MD). This allows for high speed processing due to having excellent strength at low gauges. Moisture resistance, high tensile strength and optical clarity are all properties of BOPP film. Often used in packaging, labeling and graphic applications due to is reasonable economics, conformability and fatigue resistance. BOPP film also is great when flatness, clarity and printability is needed. It truly is one of the most versatile films you can work with.

With so many offerings of Polypropylene film, we can work with you to define your options for your next project, all while giving you the option of having us hold Inventory for you. Below are some of our offerings and where they are commonly used. Please contact us for just a quick question or to discuss your new project - we are listening!!

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Film Grades for BOPP Film

  • Standard BOPP Film
  • Polypropylene (PP/OPP)
  • Grade F1 (food grade)
  • Opaque & White
  • Metalized
  • Heat Sealable

Application/Industry Area for BOPP Film

Clothing

Used for the fabrication of cold-weather base layers, such as long underwear, and long-sleeve shirts. Will also be used in clothing where moisture needs to be wicked away from your body due to sweat.

Medical

Polypropylene is often used for diapers or sanitary products where it is treated to absorb water rather than naturally repelling water. Polypropylene when configured in a mesh format is used in hernia and pelvic organ prolapsed repair operations.

Food & Beverage

Sealing of food and food packaging. Ideal as a barrier film for blocking moisture, oxygen and light.

Decorative Packaging & Label stock Films

Used in promotional material, able to be printed in multi-color. Custom colors can be produce like a decorative tint with a mirror-like finish or metallic luster.

Medical Packaging

Printable medical ID bracelets for hospital, a antimicrobial coating can be applied to label stock for bacteria prevention. Often used in pharmaceutical and surgical packaging where infection control is needed.
Other uses of antimicrobial coating:
  • Countertops & Work surfaces
  • Wall coverings
  • IV stands
  • Medical carts
  • Surgical trays
  • Bed trays
  • Medical monitoring equipment

Personal Care

Label facestocks can be coated with pressure-sensitive adhesive creating a variety of applications and personal care offerings:
  • Infant Care
  • Hair Care
  • Eye Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Bath & Shower products
  • Over the counter pharmaceuticals

Tamper Evident Labels & Tape

Used for tamper evident labels, tamper evident seals, tamper evident tape and Void labels. Destruct film is used in the auto industry on the inside of the driver's door for the label describing the vehicle make, model etc. When tried to remove, this film/label becomes deformed thus making it obvious it has been tampered with. Various patterns can be used such as repeating the word "void" or circles so as when removed the pattern is broken, showing tampering.
 

TECHNICAL DATA FOR BOPP FILM

GAUGE (MIL)

.50 - 4
HEAT SEAL TEMP. RANGE
130º - 171ºC
DENSITY
0.855 G/CM3, AMORPHOUS
0.946 G/CM3, CRYSTALLINE

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