INDIA • A manufacturer of BOPP barrier films, Cosmo has just introduced several additions to its portfolio of transparent as well as metalized varieties. According to the company, these solvent free coated films are used for a wide range of FMCG packaging applications and not only help in extending the shelf life of the contents inside, but also help with pack structure rationalization.
The company’s high moisture barrier films are metalized barrier films that are corona treated on both sides and can be used for duplex as well as for sandwich lamination in snack foods, shampoo sachets, dry milk powder and powdered drinks sachets/packs where loss of moisture is a concern. Its high speed barrier films with high hot tack are metalized moisture and oxygen barrier films that Cosmo claims have hot tack and low SIT thus enabling FFS machines to run at a higher speeds with a corresponding improvement to productivity.
Cosmo’s high seal strength barrier films are metalized moisture and oxygen barrier films that have been specially designed for packaging applications requiring high seal strengths. The company’s ultra high barrier films are metalized moisture and oxygen barrier films that Cosmo claims can be used to substitute aluminum foil since they offer a MVTR and OTR <0.1 cc.
In terms of transparent barrier films, Cosmo offers three different types. The company’s aroma barrier films are transparent and typically are used for coffee or tea, spices, chewing gum and perfume boxes overwrapping. Its aroma and oxygen barrier films are transparent, have moisture and gas barrier properties and are used for packaging of cream biscuits, chocolates, chips and snacks with some dose of fatty content. Cosmo’s ultra high barrier films feature moisture, aroma and gas barrier properties with OTR<1 cc and are used to convert three layer laminates to two layers for the packaging of aromatic and fat content rich products like dry fruits, nuts, and spices. Cosmo claims these films also offer mineral oil resistance.
Established in India in 1981, Cosmo Films Limited is a manufacturer there of bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films used for packaging, labels and lamination applications. The company is an exporter of BOPP films and a producer of thermal lamination films with distribution centres in India, Japan, Korea and the U.S.