Leading supplier of blown-film and cast-film extrusion
systems, flexo and gravure printing presses, a as packaging equipment.
This is because they are processable in conventional blown-film or cast-film extrusion
systems, says the company, while latex, which is manufactured from a liquid suspension of thermoset rubber, requires curing or vulcanization.
The formation of gels (i.e., structural defects, indicating weaknesses in film packaging) in both blown-film and cast-film extrusion
has always been a potential problem for converters and packaging end-users.
VPPPA-certified Huntsman Packaging has 425 employees working in three departments - flexographic printing, cast-film extrusion
, and bag making.
At present, the largest-volume COC application is cast-film extrusion
. While unstretched COC cast films have an elongation at break of just 3%, biaxially oriented films made from Topas 6015 have up to 90% elongation at break.