Barrier Packaging Films For The Circular Economy

23 May 2019

Innovia Films is launching the first of its new range of transparent high barrier packaging films, Propafilm™ Strata SL.  It has been designed to be a standalone mono filmic solution or, to be used in laminate constructions to be ‘recycle ready’, or recyclable in countries which have the infrastructure to recycle polypropylene films.

Alasdair McEwen, Global Product Manager Packaging, Innovia Films explains “Our new in-house technology has enabled us to produce a totally new film with unique barrier properties.  Strata SL has a very effective barrier to aroma, mineral oils and oxygen even at high relative humidity levels ensuring increased shelf life and reduced food waste.”

The fact that this film is transparent enables wrapped products to be seen by the consumer, a growing trend in the food industry.  This glossy film is also food contact compliant and chlorine free.

McEwen continued “All our beta trials during the development of this product have been very effective.  Strata SL has performed exactly as we expected, proving excellent machinability and printability.  Some of our customers are currently running shelf-life tests to prove the product for their particular application which will provide us with real test results.  Our target markets for this packaging film are cereal bars, biscuits, snacks, dried fruit and nuts as well as tea and coffee.  This new development is very timely in view of the industry move towards recyclability and a circular economy.  Our next product launch will follow very soon and will offer even higher barrier levels.”

If you want more information or to trial this new film for your products then contact

For further information contact:

Patricia Potts, Communications Manager
Innovia Films Ltd, Lowther R&D Centre, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 9XX, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 16973 42281    Fax: +44 (0) 16973 41452    
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Innovia Films Ltd is a major producer of highly differentiated speciality Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films using a proprietary ‘bubble’ manufacturing process.  It holds a leading global position in the markets for high performance coated films, tobacco overwrap, labels and security films.  Innovia employs >1200 people worldwide and has production sites in Australia, Belgium, Mexico and the UK.  The company is focused on high quality value added products, strong customer relationship, R&D and excellent service.