Usage detail

A cast, coextruded polyolefin multilayer film for packaging high oil and fat content foods, as well as microwave ready frozen foods. and can be retorted at a temperature of 125°C or lower.

Usage
Characteristic
  • Introduction

T.A.F.™ is a high performance, cast, coextruded multilayer film made from polyolefin and is available for single use and for lamination sealant use. T.A.F.™ is made from FDA(§177.1520) compliant resin and is used for sophisticated packaging where a satisfactory result cannot be achieved with a single layer.

Characteristics

  • Made from FDA(§177.1520) compliant resin
  • Great for packaging high oil/fat content food products
  • Retortable at temperatures of 125°C or lower (125°C for 30 min.)
  • Ideal for PP containers (ideal for sealing easy-peel film-to-film)
  • Cohesive peel
  • Available in thicknesses #30 and #50, it can be dry laminated (anchor coating is necessary for co-extrusion lamination)

Properties

  Thickness #30 #50
Grades TAF CMPS013C TAF CMPS013C
Haze [%] 1 layer 26 6
24
30
71
7
27
4 layers 66
Slip properties
(Static friction coefficient)
[-] Sealing/sealing
Sealing/lamination
0.70 0.45
0.55
0.65
0.90
0.35
0.40
0.90
Yield point stress [MPa] MD
TD
17
15
25
23
16
14
25
22

Heat Sealability

1. Test conditions

(1) Laminate Composition: PET#12/DL/Sealant #30 & #50
(2) Heat sealing conditions: Pressure: 0.2 MPa, Time: 1.0 sec, Sealing bar width: 5 mm
(3) Substrate: PP sheet #300
(4) Retort conditions: 125°C for 30min.
(5) Peel force: 500 mm/min (180° peeling)
(6) Comparison sample: CMPS013C #30 and #50
[Note] Results for CMPS013C #30 and #50 were obtained in separate tests that semi-retorted each sealant at 110°C for 30 min.

2. Heat Sealability

【#30】

【#50】

3. Easy-peel Film-to-Film Heat Sealability

【#30】

【#50】

Applications

T.A.F.™ Easy Peel Film is ideal for packaging high oil/fat content foods as well as microwave ready frozen foods and can be retorted at a temperature of 125°C or lower. The film boasts cohesive peel properties that make polypropylene (PP) container lidding easy to open as well as easy-peel performance that makes it perfect for bags. Specific food packaging applications include curry dishes, cooked spaghetti, grilled meat, refrigerated and frozen ready meals, frozen prepared foods and microwaveable foods.

Contact Us

MITSUI CHEMICALS AMERICA, INC.
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