Coextruded Films

COEXTRUDED FILM SOLUTIONS FOR CONVERTING,
FOOD PROCESSING AND INDUSTRIAL PACKAGING

 

Customized 3 and 9 Layer Coextrusions with the ability to custom design and manufacture packaging films, we can provide precisely the right solution for your needs. Whether you're looking for unique barrier properties, transmission rates, excellent sealing, impact resistance, or other performance criteria, General Films delivers. 

 

Packaging Film For Food Processors

Retaining freshness and shelf life when transporting food items is more important than ever for a healthy bottom line. That's why General Films is your best choice for customized food packaging. Bring us your greatest challenges and we'll work with you to develop a practical, cost-effective solution. Here are some of the ways we currently serve the food industry:

 

  • Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) And Barrier Films. Our MAP bags and films are used to package meats, spices, cheeses, nuts, and more. For case-ready applications, we offer medium and high barrier options. Because we can customize the film to accommodate various gas, flavor, and aroma requirements, these products can significantly extend product life.
     

  • Converter Film. Ideal for printing, laminating, or making standard bags, General Films coextrusions can also be custom-made to match your exact requirements. We offer a wide range of polyethylene-based coex, nylon, and EVOH barrier films. Just as important, we combine tight tolerances, special packaging, and large production rolls that reduce downtime so you enjoy greater throughput and return on investment. 
     

  • Poultry/Dry Pack Bags. Our vacuum/dry pack poultry bags extend the shelf life and appearance of whole birds, parts, or shelf-ready tray packs. General Films pinhole-free coextruded film provides tailored moisture, oxygen, and carbon dioxide barriers for better product protection. Additionally, a special seal layer gives you a wide seal temperature range to compensate for ever-changing plant conditions. To enhance productivity, our puncture-resistant film is specially compounded for the safe, efficient handling of sharp bone-in products.
     

  • Bulk Cheese Packaging. General Films manufactures bulk cheese packaging for 40 lb. tower blocks, 500 lb. barrels, and 640 lb. blocks. Providing maximum adaptability for chamber and vacuum sealing equipment, this film is a clear or colored, medium barrier, five, and nine-layer coextruded product. Its flexibility, toughness, heat sealability, and precise gas and water transmission rates make this a versatile and cost-effective solution for all of your short and long hold product needs.
     

  • Produce Film. Precut lettuce, salad mix, and other produce enjoy longer shelf life, excellent taste, color, and freshness with General Films coextruded film or bag produce packaging. We can design oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor barriers for each specific product. Plus, a wide heat seal range assures quick and tight vacuum closures. And we have a complete line of vertical form fill and seal film for precut produce packaging.
     

  • Sheet Molding Compound Films. Our SMC film is a coextruded nylon barrier film ideal for the most demanding paste and glass applications.  Sizes range from 52”- 66” in both clear and yellow tint.  Peel seal and lock-up versions are available.  Its toughness withstands any festooning application and its styrene barrier is perfect for the SMC maturation process.
     

  • Contact Freezer Plate/Crust Films. Our coextruded freezer plate/crust films are ideal for demanding IQF applications. FDA approved for poultry to seafood, our freezer plate/crust film exhibits exceptional stiffness, toughness with less elongation and tear.

Savings Focus

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We Meet or Exceed Government Standards

Third-party auditors regularly inspect General Films to ensure compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices and all applicable HAACP program requirements. We submit film samples to independent laboratories each month for microbiological testing. And we are inspected by the Ohio Department of Agriculture to ensure compliance with the Interstate Milk Shippers standards, as prescribed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For these reasons, you can depend on General Films fluid milk dairy packaging to meet the highest industry standards.

 

Custom Coextruded Film Specifications Sheets

  • PV/40

  • PR-2/175

  • CB Film

  • BG/2M

  • SM/2M

  • H2/BL

  • LB-725

  • LB-730

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“General Films is a great partner for us because the team there really knows its stuff and is willing to experiment and try new things to solve my clients’ packaging film problems.”
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Types
  • 3 and 9 layer capabilities
Materials Used
  • Nylon, EVOH, HDPE, EVA, Metallocene, MDPE, LLDPE (all types), VLDPE, LDPE
Availability
  • Tubing 30" - 90"Single wound sheeting 15" - 90"Centerfold sheeting 15" - 90"Bags on rolls - both BS and SSSeparated bags - bottom or side seal
  • Thickness range .00125-.008 mil

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