Canadian Packaging

Commitment to innovation

A commitment to innovation pays off for Celplast Metallized Products Limited’s new top-coating metallizer begins production.


July 4, 2017
Canadian Packaging

Celplast Metallized Products Limited installed the first of its kind in-line top-coater metallizer in the world earlier this year (2017) to produce protected high-barrier materials for the flexible packaging and converting industry.

Pre-testing and development of top-coated metallized films on Celplast’s pilot line had yielded barrier results of up to 10x the barrier value of traditional metallized films.

Initial commercial line barrier results of DURAMET 48g polyester have surpassed pilot line barrier values with oxygen of 0.033 cc/m2/day. and water vapor barrier of 0.062 g/m2/day.

DURAMET polyester with its exceptional water and oxygen barrier properties, now available on a large-scale commercial line, is a game changer for the flexible packaging industry.

Ultra-high barrier products such as DURAMET make it possible for converters to eliminate layers, streamline production, simplify their raw material stream and significantly reduce the carbon footprint of their products.

DURAMET meets FDA food contact requirements for use with all food types under Condition of Use E. It also complies with relevant requirements of the Swiss Chemicals Ordinance SR 813.11 (ChemO) and European Regulation No. 10/2011 for food contact. With the commissioning of the world’s first large-scale 2.45m wide top-coating and metallizing process, Celplast is ready to partner with converters to make their next-generation laminates with DURAMET a commercial success.

Further information on DURAMET top-coated products is available at www.celplast.com/duramet.

Celplast Metallized Products is an innovative manufacturer of high-barrier metallized films headquartered in Toronto. It is a privately-held company that has been providing the converting industry’s best customer service to a global market for over 33 years. To learn more, visit www.celplast.com or call 416-293-4330.


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