The new version of the cling film is said to offer an alternative to conventional polyvinyl chloride cling films along with impact resistance, consistent stretching behaviour, and flexibility
US-based packaging firm Berry Global has unveiled the latest version of its recyclable Omni Xtra polyethylene cling film for fresh food applications.
The new version of the cling film is said to offer a high-performance alternative to conventional polyvinyl chloride (PVC) cling films.
Omni Xtra is an established solution for packaging meat, poultry, fruit, and bakery items.
The new Omni Xtra+ film offers enhanced impact resistance, consistent stretching behaviour, and flexibility along with sustainability benefits.
According to Berry, the film complies with the expected requirements of the upcoming EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulations (PPWR) and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).
RecyClass and Interseroh, two industrial organisations pursuing plastics circularity, have certified Omni Xtra+ as compatible and recyclable, in compliance with current European recycling criteria.
In addition to being recyclable, the film is said to have a density that is more than 25% lower overall than PVC.
Additionally, the enhanced mechanical characteristics of Omni Xtra+ film allow for the creation of an overall thinner film than PVC counterparts without sacrificing strength or puncture resistance.
Furthermore, Berry’s advanced production technique produces films with higher clarity than conventional PE films, matching that of PVC. This makes it possible for products to have the best possible display on store shelves, the packaging firm said.
Further benefits include strong sealing qualities for a tight pack and superior product fixation, as well as high machinability and elastic retention power.
The film also offers clarity and potent anti-fog and condensation qualities to offer a high degree of product visibility. Moreover, the film’s ease of handling enables large throughputs on packing machines that are automated.
Berry Global flexible films R&D manager Benjamin Hendriks said: “Our Omni Xtra+ film represents a significant technical advance over previous versions, mirroring the performance of PVC in terms of usability and clarity whilst lowering packaging weights for improved yields.”