Toray Plastics (America) Inc. has developed a new polyester label film that it said offers better bonding for a variety of packaging applications. The North Kingstown, R.I.-based film extruder is launching the coextruded PET film for use with pressure-sensitive or applied labels. The film replaces costlier corona treatment or in-line chemical coating of the label film and allows reverse printing of film on cartons or bottles, said product development manager Eric Bartholomay. The product consists of a thin layer of amorphous material over a thicker layer of crystalline polyester. At its Rhode Island facility, the company has three polyester and four polypropylene lines, as well as one cast film line. The plant can produce 65 million to 70 million pounds annually of polyester. In the photo above, a Toray technician inspects the inside of a film metalizer.
Toray launching PE label film
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