The latest new product launch for materials maker Ampacet Corp. is all wrapped up.
Tarrytown, N.Y.-based Ampacet recently introduced SynWrap concentrates, which can be used to make a synthetic tissue paper for food, craft and gift packaging applications. The materials provide superior moisture barrier properties as well as recyclability and tear resistance when compared to conventional products used for wrapping and packaging, officials said in a news release.
They added that SynWrap is “a natural extension” of the Paper 2.0 synthetic paper product that the firm launched last year. SynWrap “goes a step further” by enabling production of a one-layer tissue paper alternative that can be as thin as 0.5 mils, officials said. The materials can be produced with blown or cast film extrusion processes.
SynWrap can provide manufacturers with economies of scale by eliminating the need for secondary processes such as multi-layer lamination. Officials added that the materials can replace coated papers, including wax-coated paper and polyethylene-paper laminates.
SynWrap can be extruded with any color or special effect, or it can simply be produced in white or kraft paper colors.
“With the increasing cost and environmental impact of paper use, SynWrap — which is reusable and recyclable — provides the perfect alternative,” strategic business and marketing manager Doug Brownfield said in the release. “We're excited about the tremendous possibilities of SynWrap.”
Suggested SynWrap applications include food, deli and meat wrap, bakery packaging, chewing gum packaging, gift wrap, floral wrap, craft projects and merchandise bags.
Ampacet is a leading producer of color and additive masterbatch concentrates. The firm employs more than 2,000 at 24 plants worldwide and has annual sales of more than $1 billion.