Klöckner Pentaplast: New Pentaform® Easy-form High-performance Thermoforming Films

The Pentaform® line of custom formulated thermoforming films has been extended to include the new ‘Easy Form’ high-performance Pentaform® rigid vinyl films for face-seal blister and clamshell packaging applications. The new ‘Easy Form’ Pentaform® films allow for a broader, more forgiving temperature range during the thermoforming process, thereby reducing the potential for thermoforming problems and increasing productivity. The new film is well suited for use in pilfer-proof, high visibility, and RFID capable packaging, as well as a broad spectrum of products that require blister pack, clamshell, two-part clamshells, club packs, and tray applications.
Pentaform® high-performance ‘Easy Form’ vinyl films have enhanced material flow and distribution in the formed part as compared to traditional thermoforming films. The improved material flow and distribution allow for more efficient material flow making sidewalls thicker around the formed part resulting in a superior formed part. Ten percent improved cycle time on most molds can be expected with this new technology material. ‘Easy Form’ Pentaform® films allow customers to transition between short and long runs faster by reducing the number of poorly formed parts, which creates thermoforming machine time for other orders resulting in higher thermoformed part throughput and cost savings. ‘Easy Form’ films also provide optimal down gauge potential for even further material cost savings.
‘Expanding our thermoforming film line to include the ‘Easy Form’ Pentaform® high-performance films,’ notes Peter Gianniny, Klöckner Pentaplast’s business manager for thermoforming films, ‘continues to provide our customers with the latest proven technology and broad selection of thermoforming films to meet all their packaging needs and improve thermoforming line productivity.’
Founded in the U.S. in 1977, Klöckner Pentaplast of America, Inc., is the largest producer of high-quality rigid films in the Americas. The company’s product line includes vinyl, polyester, polypropylene, high-impact polystyrene (HIPS), BAREX®, ACLAR®-laminated, COC-laminated and -coated, and PVDC-coated films for pharmaceutical, medical device, food, electronics, and general-purpose thermoform packaging, as well as printing and specialty applications.

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