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.
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.
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”- to 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 and toughness with less elongation and tear.
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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.
One of the most important qualities we see in films is the ability to duplicate a run, and General Films consistently duplicates their runs. Whether it is a week, a month, or several years later, you know the quality and specs received the first time will be matched in subsequent runs.
Brashear, President, Vision Plastics
Custom Coextruded Film Specifications Sheets
3 and 9 layer capabilities
Nylon, EVOH, HDPE, EVA, Metallocene, MDPE, LLDPE (all types), VLDPE, LDPE
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