STP912: High-Barrier Flexible Polyvinylidene Chloride Composite Applications

    Samuels, JE
    Research leader, Dow Chemical U.S.A., Granville Research Center, Granville, OH

    J.E. Samuels Associates, Newark, OH

    Pages: 7    Published: Jan 1986


    Abstract

    Saran polymers, polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC)/vinyl chloride copolymers, have long been known for excellent barrier characteristics against both water vapor and oxygen permeation.

    This paper covers the development of a new high-barrier PVDC copolymer film (HBPVDC) for lamination use. The film is about ten times more resistant to oxygen transmission and about five times better a barrier to moisture passage than regular Saran film.

    Laminations including HBPVDC films as the barrier ply offer a transparent alternative to foil and metallized structures. In addition, HBPVDC laminations have excellent flex performance characteristics while maintaining barrier properties.

    Structures can be designed for cooking foods in a microwave oven or in retort pouches. Food packages in HBPVDC laminates may also be used in conjunction with metal detectors for tramp metal detection.

    Applications of high-barrier laminates include snack food, drug, and pharmaceutical packaging; retort pouches for food and medical packaging; and bag-in-box packaging for liquids and industrial uses.

    Keywords:

    flexible packaging, adhesives, bags, barriers, barrier properties, copolymers, laminates, medical packaging, metallized packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, plastic film, polyurethane, polyvinylidene chloride, retort pouches, seals, shrink-stabilized packaging, package sterilization


    Paper ID: STP18322S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F02.30

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18322S


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