Celplast Metallized Products Limited installed the first of its kind in-line top-coater metallizer in the world earlier this year to produce protected high-barrier materials for the flexible packaging and converting industry.  

Pre-testing and development of top-coated metallized films on Celplast’s pilot line had yielded barrier results of up to 10x the barrier value of traditional metallized films.  Initial commercial line barrier results of DURAMET® 48 g polyester have surpassed pilot line barrier values with oxygen of 0.033 cc/m2/day. and water vapor barrier of 0.062 g/m2/day.

DURAMET® polyester with its exceptional water and oxygen barrier properties, now available on a large-scale commercial line, is a game changer for the flexible packaging industry.  Ultra-high barrier products such as DURAMET® make it possible for converters to eliminate layers, streamline production, simplify their raw material stream and significantly reduce the carbon footprint of their products.

DURAMET® meets FDA food contact requirements for use with all food types under Condition of Use E.  It also complies with relevant requirements of the Swiss Chemicals Ordinance SR 813.11 (ChemO) and European Regulation No. 10/2011 for food contact.  With the commissioning of the world’s first large-scale 2.45 m wide top-coating and metallizing process, Celplast is ready to partner with converters to make their next-generation laminates with DURAMET® a commercial success.

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