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August 3rd, 2009

Barrier film industry harnesses ‘green’ trend

Abstract:
A new but key trend in the sustainable barrier film market is toward harnessing the power of nanotechnology, as developers claim the use of nanomaterials will make it possible to reduce the amount of total packaging material needed.

InMat's latest Nanolok PT ADV-7 coating applied in thicknesses in the range of 0.5-0.8 microns provides better oxygen barrier than 10-20 microns of EVOH, claims the company. Nanolok president, Harris Goldberg, says many converters and owners are evaluating this new technology as part of their attempts to use less material.

"This has meant looking for new technologies that provide the required performance with thinner films," he says. However, some companies warn that nanotechnology is still in its infancy and so should be treated with caution. Frank Chen, spokesperson for DSM, says the industry needs better technology for nano materials as they are not yet reliable or cost effective.

He refuses to say whether DSM is working with nanomaterials or not, saying only that the firm "has close relationships with research institutes that work on nanotechnology".

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