With an array of modern extrusion and adhesive lamination lines, we have the capabilities to produce multilayer packaging films custom-engineered and fine-tuned to meet all of your performance requirements.
By laminating several films together — each with different, specific performance attributes — we’re able to engineer lightweight flexible packaging laminates with barrier, protection, and sealing characteristics on par with much bulkier rigid packaging.
And with our strict quality processes, rest assured that your flexible packaging laminations will consistently arrive with superior roll profile and machinability.
During the adhesive lamination process, one film material is coated with adhesive and laminated to a second film. The adhesive lamination process can be repeated with multiple layers until the desired film structure is complete, or it can be combined with extrusion lamination to create a hybrid adhesive/extrusion flexible packaging lamination.
Extrusion lamination brings two films together using a layer of molten resin extruded through computer-controlled extruder dies with advanced gauge controls (nuclear gauge monitoring and automatic profile control). The two films and the molten resin form a multilayer flexible packaging lamination.
The extrusion lamination process can be repeated until the final flexible packaging structure is complete, or it can be combined with adhesive lamination to create the final flexible packaging lamination.
The added value of extrusion lamination
Both processes allow us to create custom packaging films to meet specific performance criteria. But extrusion lamination has a distinct advantage when thickness, stiffness, or puncture resistance are key considerations.
While many converters have adhesive laminators, fewer converters have extrusion lamination lines due to the higher upfront equipment cost. We’ve invested in several extrusion lamination lines in addition to our adhesive lamination lines because of the value the extrusion lamination process can add to your packaging film.