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Polypropylene Film

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With over 100 different variation, Polypropylene Film is one of the most widely used films in the world. Non-orientated polypropylene (NOPP) has been around since the lat 50’s. NOPP films finds increasing applications in protecting stationary and archival products, like baseball cards, photos tec. This film is also used in the packaging of cheese, candies and other foods products where moisture barrier and grease resistances are essential.

(NOPP) Non Oriented Polypropylene

Polypropylene (PP) is a versatile thermoplastic polymer of propylene that finds wide acceptance in fiber, film and molding applications. There are differences between NOPP and OPP film. Where the OPP and BOPP film is stretched during manufacturing, results in significantly higher film strength, better optical and moisture barrier properties than NOPP. Most of the PP resins and films marketed in the U.S are in compliance with FDA regulations for food contact.

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 Polypropylene Film

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

Application/Industry Area of Polypropylene 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

TECHNICAL DATA FOR POLYPROPYLENE FILM

GAUGE (MIL)

.54 - 4
HEAT SEAL TEMP. RANGE
166º - 188ºC
SPECIFIC GRAVITY, G/CM3
0.88
TEAR STRENGTH, N/MM (GF/MIL)
154 (400)

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