Toray Plastics (America) Inc. (North Kingstown, RI), a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based, and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, has launched its new TreaTear LT Series of linear-tear polyproypylene sealant films. The films are designed for any type of non-retort pouch lamination, including stand-up pouches, requiring a low seal initiation temperature and high heat-seal strength. Utilizing Toray’s proprietary design, the innovative films deliver a precise machine-direction linear tear without a need for laser scoring, perforations or registration.
Available as thin as 30 microns (1.2 mil.), TreaTear LT films offer yield advantages over traditional 60 or 70 micron sealant films, as well as flexibility with overall lamination design. For example, manufacturers that use a traditional nylon directional-tear film laminated to a standard sealant web will find that LT films can now replace both of those films. The use of one, thinner film also provides significant sustainability benefits, such as source reduction and lightweighting. The TreaTear LT Series is compatible with most zipper stocks, is FDA- and CONEG-compliant, and is available in clear, white and custom colors.