LAMINATED FLEXIBLE PRODUCTS
Lamination is the process whereby a material can be manufactured consisting of multiple layers of the same material and/or different types of materials where the composite material improves the characteristics of the laminated product. By employing the process of lamination, bringing together various characteristics of films and bonding it, this enhances the strength, stability, appearance and barrier properties of the laminated product. The process of lamination commonly is achieved by applying heat, pressure, adhesive etc.
The process of lamination consists of solvent-less, solvent base and/or a combination of solvent-less and solvent base, depending on what material or bond strength needs to be achieved.
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This process includes applying various techniques of using multiple layers of materials, improving barriers and stiffness of the materials, in conjunction with the technology of pouch making, which results in a pack, which can stand on retail display shelves.
Stand up pouches, zipper pouches etc. in flexible packaging, have become a very popular replacement media for packing sweets, pet foods, cookies, coffee, milk powder, snacks etc. The benefits of these packs are plentiful, but not limited to; large surface to brand the product, preserving foods perfectly and can re-seal after opening, long shelf life, economical and easy to carry and handle.
Aluminum foil is being merged with flexible films or coatings to create lightweight packaging. The aluminum foil provides complete barrier to light, moisture, and bacteria and is often used in manufacturing of sachets in packing of sauces, condiments and chewing gum. Another application for aluminum is foil lids for PP water cups