1. What is laminating and how does it contribute to the quality of flexible packaging films?

Laminating is the process through which two or more flexible packaging webs are joined together using a bonding agent. The substrates making up the webs may consist of films, papers, or aluminum foils. The multi-layer composite structure can be produced either through a process using adhesives or by extrusion. The choice of the most suitable web-laminating process is mainly dictated by the end-use of the product. A number of different technologies are available that cover a wide variety of applications in the food and non-food packaging industries.

Web lamination is used to improve the barrier properties of the packaging material in order to protect the packaged item and increase its shelf life. Typically flexible packaging laminates have three main functions: mechanical properties that improve the strength of the material by making it more resistant to tearing, punching, etc. that protect it, especially during packaging, distribution, and storage; the barrier properties that protect from outside deteriorating agents (i.e. light, moisture, gas, oxygen, pathogens and spoiling agents) and also prevent loss of the product qualities such as freshness and aroma in the case of food; and finally, the substrate sealability that hermetically closes the flexible packaging.

2. Where does laminating fit in the flexible packaging film process?

Lamination usually takes place after the substrate printing, and before reel slitting and subsequent processing on form-fill-seal machines. In less common instances where the web is printed externally, lamination is carried out before the substrate printing.

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3. In what applications would be laminating be ideal?

Basically, all applications where the product needs to be protected and its shelf life extended. This applies to a huge variety of food products for human and animal consumption, but applications are almost as common for non-food products, which can require functional and highly technical film structures.  In the food sections, these range from the packaging of ready-to-eat products such as snacks, ice creams, biscuits, drinks, or products such as coffee and frozen food, to applications such as boil-in-bag pouches or freezer-to-microwave products. In the non-food section, laminated materials may be used for insulation, solar panel back sheets, and packaging of liquids for the cosmetic industries.

4. Are you seeing any new developments or techniques in laminating? If so, what are you noticing?

The trend in the packaging industry is to use less material and generate less waste to dispose of while extending the product’s shelf life. Hence new developments are particularly strong on the part of the film and other consumable products.

5. Why is Amiba company always the first choice?

  • More than 30 years of experience in the plastic and complex film packaging industry
  • Provide products with high quality
  • Large production capacity
  • Cost savings
  • Large warehouse system, fast delivery
  • Diverse payment policy
  • Being a close partner of many large companies and large enterprises
  • Staff dedicated to the job
  • The production environment is safe for humans and the environment

 

Amiba company’s products are widely used by ensuring quality management, environmental protection, and integrated ISO standards:

– It has been assessed and certified to meet the requirements of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Codex Alimentarius

– It has been assessed and certified to meet the requirements of  Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000

– It has been assessed and certified to meet the requirements of ISO 22000: 2018

– It has been assessed and certified to meet the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015

If you need to learn more about laminated film packaging, or need advice regarding placing an order or getting a price quotation, please call now +84 796 290 555 for the best support.

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