Toray Plastics rolls out versatile, thin film for non-retort pouches

Toray Plastics (America) Inc. (North Kingstown, RI), a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based, and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, has launched its new TreaTear LT Series of linear-tear polyproypylene sealant films. The films are designed for any type of non-retort pouch lamination, including stand-up pouches, requiring a low seal initiation temperature and high heat-seal strength. Utilizing Toray’s proprietary design, the innovative films deliver a precise machine-direction linear tear without a need for laser scoring, perforations or registration.

Available as thin as 30 microns (1.2 mil.), TreaTear LT films offer yield advantages over traditional 60 or 70 micron sealant films, as well as flexibility with overall lamination design. For example, manufacturers that use a traditional nylon directional-tear film laminated to a standard sealant web will find that LT films can now replace both of those films. The use of one, thinner film also provides significant sustainability benefits, such as source reduction and lightweighting. The TreaTear LT Series is compatible with most zipper stocks, is FDA- and CONEG-compliant, and is available in clear, white and custom colors.

"The demand for pouches, especially stand-up varieties, grows daily," says Chris Voght, Senior Director of Sales, Torayfan Division. "A versatile, thin film with excellent sealant properties and precise tear is an important development for pouch manufacturing, usability and consumer satisfaction."


Founded in 1985, Toray Plastics (America) Inc. is an innovator in polypropylene and polyester technology. The company operates out of two state-of-the-art facilities in the United States. The plant in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, manufactures oriented polyester and polypropylene films marketed to the magnetic tape, food packaging, capacitor and industrial markets. The Front Royal, Virginia, plant is a global leader in manufacturing polyolefin foams for the automotive and flooring markets. The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films, which has annual sales exceeding US$19 billion.

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