Coveris, a European manufacturer of flexible packaging solutions, is launching a new sustainable and high-performance version of its CPP film.

The latest invention is a cast polypropylene film (CPP), the Coveris Print Layer (PP CPL), designed for flexible packaging of a wide range of food, pet food, and non-food products.

With what the company describes as “improved structure”, CPL reportedly offers stiffness that protects products from external damage. Coveris says that the key factor behind CPP’s performance is its apparent ability to withstand re-shrinking at high temperatures (0% at 150°C). In addition, the mono-material is retortable and reportedly provides strong heat-seal resistance up to 180°C.

Thanks to its 100% PP based structure, Coveris argues that the new product successfully minimises material waste and thus underlines the company’s commitment to the circular economy. “In summary, our latest film solution outperforms the standard CPP film’s characteristics and compensates some of the disadvantages the manufacturer experienced in the past. By combining the benefits of normal CPP and BOPP film, it offers ideal properties for flexible packaging of food, pet food, and non-food products on the market,” comments Jan-Torsten Vollmer, Head of R&D and Quality Management at Coveris Kufstein.

The company says that its new Print Layer is also suitable for polypropylene laminates. It reportedly offers high transparency and gloss; which Coveris argues will help brands boost their presence on the supermarket shelves. The new CPP film is available for both flexo and rotogravure printing, which, in the view of Coveris, ensures that graphics catch the customer’s attention.