This printing technology will complete Schur Flexibles’ technological portfolio in the future and will provide numerous customer segments with additional application options for small order quantities and rapid design changes.

Packaging ensures that products receive the necessary protection. In many sectors, e.g. for certain foods or pharmaceuticals, packaging is essential. As a supplier of flexible packaging solutions, the Schur Flexibles Group assumes responsibility for the environment by making products and processes as environmentally friendly as possible. The Group is investing in the development of new packaging solutions that offer maximum product protection and consistently high functionality and at the same time minimise negative environmental impact. These solutions are characterised by significant material reductions as for example in the case of the new ultra-thin BarrierTop X 35, the use of alternative and renewable resources or completely and easily recyclable products.

At only 35µ thickness, BarrierTop X 35 is currently the thinnest film with reverse print available on the market and provides material savings and high all-round performance. Moreover, its exceptional transparency enables perfect point-of-sale presentation, making it ideal for high-barrier applications such as chilled foods, cooked meats, sausages, cheese, fish and dry foods.

Secure packaging, attractive appearanceBarrierTop X 35 has an excellent oxygen and aroma barrier and comes with optional anti-fog properties. Despite minimum film thickness, it guarantees product safety due to its high mechanical strength. The ultra-thin film has a PE sealing layer which ensures outstanding sealing quality. It seals reliably on all CAP/MAP applications as well as on preformed trays and can be used for vertical and horizontal flow wrap applications. The highly transparent material is printable in all printing technologies (roto, flexo, offset and digital) in up to 10 colours with reverse or surface options. It can be further enhanced by using high quality tactile print effects such as matt, gloss and paper touch. This is ideal for highlighting product qualities, giving them a competitive edge at the point-of-sale.

Improved efficiency and sustainability for the entire packaging processThe ultra-thin BarrierTop X 35 is cost-effective. It leads to less packaging waste, and to a reduction in reel changes during the packaging process due to an increased number of linear metres per reel. In addition, it enables higher packing rates through optimised sealing media. Thus, BarrierTop X 35 improves efficiency and sustainability during the packaging process without compromising product safety. This results in added value for both manufacturer and consumer all the way down the line.