Cosmo Films, a global leader in specialty films for packaging, lamination and labeling applications and synthetic paper, has developed a BOPP-based clear thermal lamination antimicrobial film. The antimicrobial technology used in this film tackles the globally growing problem of bacterial infections on packaged items, by providing a completely new approach of preventing microbial colonization on the surface. This antimicrobial film is effective against a broad range of bacteria, inhibits germ growth and supports optimum hygiene. It also shows positive effect against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538 and Escherichia coli ATCC 8739 as per JIS Z 2801 certification.
The film has an extrusion coated surface with low temperature melting resin, which enables easy lamination of film on paper products by heat and pressure. This technology is safe, affordable and can be easily replicated into all types of labels, flexible packaging solutions and synthetic paper.
Cosmo’s antimicrobial technology is eco-friendly, food safe and human safe. It has resistance to elongation and tear and better optical properties (gloss > 95). The film fiber has high tear bond strength with paper and a maximum lamination temperature in the range of 100-129 degree C. It can be used for a wide variety of applications such as magazines, books, promotional items, textbooks, leaflets, cartons, diaries, shopping bags and many more.
Speaking on the globally growing problem of bacterial infections, Pankaj Poddar, CEO, Cosmo Films said, “Amid this pandemic, we all are searching for ways to stay safe and healthy. Washing our hands continuously and disinfecting every product we touch to prevent the spread of bacteria have become part of our daily routine. Cosmo’s antimicrobial technology will prove to be effective against a broad range of bacteria.”