Cosmo launches BOPP film with antimicrobial properties 

Cosmo Films has developed a BOPP-based clear thermal lamination film which is manufactured using an antimicrobial technology that aims to tackle the problems of bacterial infections on packaged items.

26 Sep 2020 | By WhatPackaging? Team

The film has an extrusion coated surface with low temperature melting resin

Pankaj Poddar, CEO, Cosmo Filmssaid“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. This antimicrobial technology will prove to be effective against a broad range of bacteria.”

According to the Delhi-based company, the antimicrobial film is effective against a broad range of bacteria and inhibits germ growth due to its a completely new approach of preventing microbial colonisation on the surface. It also shows positive effect against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538 and Escherichia coli ATCC 8739 as per JIS Z 2801 certification. 

The film can be used for a wide variety of applications such as magazines, books, promotional items, textbooks, leaflets, cartons, diaries, and shopping bags among others. 

It has an extrusion coated surface with low temperature melting resin, which enables easy lamination of the film on paper products by heat and pressure. Its fibre’s tear bond strength with paper and a maximum lamination temperature is in the range of 100-129 degree celsius.

In addition, the film offers resistance to elongation and tear and has good optical properties (gloss > 95). Cosmo claims that the antimicrobial technology can be easily replicated into all types of labels, flexible packaging solutions and synthetic paper.