High-barrier, Barex-alternative films for thermoforming applications

  • Barrier films for thermoformable, heat-sealable packaging applications
  • Answer to the announced closure of Barex plant
  • Applications: pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic, food

Tekni-Films, a division of Tekni-Plex, Inc., has developed a new range of high barrier packaging films that can be used as Barex alternative. The materials target demanding pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic, food and other applications.

Thermoformable options from PP to PCTFE and COC

“In light of the recent announcement that Barex manufacturing operations will be shut down, we want the industry to know that the desired performance attributes can still be met with our cost-effective alternative materials,” said David Andrulonis, vice president and general manager, Tekni-Films.

The company has multiple thermoformable blister/tray film structures as well as heat-sealable pouch/lidding options that equal or exceed the performance attributes required by customers for these laminations. The company’s thermoformable options include polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and Aclar polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) inner and outer layers, coupled with either ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) and/orcyclic olefin copolymer (COC) for enhanced barrier properties.

In addition, Tekni-Films’ heat-sealable pouch/lidding flexible materials are available in a variety of paper/foil/plastic (PE, LDPE, PET) and EVOH combinations to suit a wide range of applications. Thermoformable film packaging applications target pharmaceutical, medical, personal care, food and animal health products. Pouch applications include transdermal patches, and solid and liquid dose drug delivery systems.


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