Product Announcement from Brentwood Plastics, Inc.
New METSFT metallocene monolayer PE is a deep-draw formable packaging film that offers a cost-saving alternative to formable nylon and multilayer co-extruded films when used in non-barrier applications for frozen food, medical components, electronics, pharmacy mailers and retail shippers. It is ideal for packaging that requires deep-draw thermoforming and dimpled surfaces, providing a high melt strength that makes it more forgiving than PET, PLA and EVOH.
METSFT film runs fast on horizontal form/fill/seal (HFFS) machines, which vacuum form a cavity, drop in product, then seal a top web, saving labor and materials required for high-volume mailers. Rapid hot tack seals in the presence of contaminants, at lower temperatures than PET and similar films. The addition of a tamper-evident feature helps medical device manufacturers reduce exposure to counterfeiting and repackaged part risk.
METSFT is FDA and Kosher approved, and has passed numerous toxicity tests for prolonged and direct human skin contact. It is available in thicknesses of 4 to 13 mils, corona treated for printing with water- or solvent-based inks.