Spectrum offers a wide variety of single-layer and co-extruded high-performance films that interface well with automation for maximum yields and manufacturing efficiencies in your manufacturing sites converting applications.
High performance films play a vital role in medical device manufacturing. They are critical for ensuring products are undamaged and sterile. Spectrum films maintain product integrity, from the manufacturing floor to the clinical setting.
Our materials can meet the highest performance standards, including temperature, chemical, and corrosion resistance. They offer enhanced mechanical properties such as improved impact resistance, high transparency, increased flexibility, and low friction.
After fully evaluating the customer’s project requirements, Spectrum’s engineers specify the film structure for the application. Spectrum offers a wide range of structures, both established and custom designed, to meet our customer’s requirements. Spectrum has redundant mono- and multi-layer extrusion capabilities to support large-scale requirements.
From poly liners to forming webs, Spectrum’s product development and resin teams formulate the material blends for the customer’s packaging needs. A wide variety of films can be manufactured using different resins and additives to achieve specific performance goals—for example, barrier films, targeted physical property, linear tear, vented, and more.
Popular high performance materials are linear low-density (LLDPE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE). For performance upgrades, consider EVA, PP, sealant resins, Ionemers, barrier and other specialty additives.
Manufacturing advantages of high performance films include the potential for down-gauging (using thinner material), excellent processability, and product uniformity—resulting in less waste, more efficient processing, and improved cost savings.
Categories of film include:
Both monolayer and co-extruded films are ideally suited for a variety of packaging requirements.
Our high performance, bottom-forming webs are designed to meet the most demanding sterile thermoforming applications. These webs provide excellent puncture-, abrasion-, and crack- resistance with a wide forming-and-sealing window. A variety of bottom-forming webs are available that can be utilized with Tyvek®, paper, and proprietary film top webs including coated Tyvek® for superior microbial resistance and sterile integrity at the point of use.
Spectrum designs films to meet specific customer needs based on physical, visual, and tactile requirements. Commercial and technical team members are assigned to each project to give our customers a concierge level experience. Our state-of-the-art analytical lab is a vital asset for classifying appropriate resin blends and developing customized film structures. Spectrum can either custom design and develop a novel structure from scratch or it can replicate an incumbent film to produce a Spectrum provided solution with enhanced physical properties.
Spectrum can also customize surface structures, colors, chemical and mechanical properties. We can often down-gauge without compromising the performance specifications for the product—this allows the use of less material (reducing cost for the customer) and conserves material resources.
For the greatest quality, efficiency, and cost savings, Spectrum should be part of the design for manufacturability (DFM) team to determine the most robust and cost-effective film solution for the project.
Spectrum prides itself on developing unique solutions that meet all customer specifications with a quick turnaround time that meets aggressive project deadlines. We stay current on market trends and new or advanced processing methods that we can integrate into our manufacturing process. Spectrum also works closely with equipment manufacturers and resin/additive producers to ensure we stay current with new technologies that add value for our valued customers.
Contact us to learn how we can develop the best possible flexible packaging solution for your product that meets all its performance and/or end-use specifications.
Markets that rely on high performance films include medical devices (converting films, form-fill-seal webs, and peel pouch webs), tire and automotive (batch inclusion bags), closures, electronics, and food and beverage (linear tear, high puncture resistance, modified barrier properties, targeted physical property films, and micro-perforation).