Foil and film laminates

Foil and film laminates are used on paperboard to provide protection against wet or aggressive products and to provide a barrier against moisture loss and gas transfer. The construction of the package and its closures are in many cases the factors which limit the total protective function of the package. The shelf life of the packed product depends on parameters such as:

  • Quality and geometry of the product
  • Filling level in the package
  • Exposed area of the product
  • Chemical properties of the product
  • Storage conditions
Read more: “We wanted the metallic feature in order to achieve elegance and shine even though we only printed with one colour, vintage orange.”

Anna Adler, Iggesund Paperboard

When selecting a suitable protective plastic barrier it is necessary to refer to previous experience with similar packing requirements and also to consider the specific barrier. Typical values for our most common plastic coatings are tested according to ASTM F-1249/ DIN 53122 (water vapour permeability) and ASTM D-3985/DIN 53380 (oxygen permeability).

To attain specific properties, paperboard is combined with various plastics, films, foils or other additional paperboard layers. Complete descriptions of the product can be acquired by studying the specifications of the laminate together with the specifications of the paperboard product. The choice of material is determined by the desired properties. These can be barriers against moisture and grease, heat tolerance, strength or combinations of these functions.

Iggesund Paperboard representatives often participate in customers’ packaging development, thereby acquiring a broad overview of packaging solutions. Their knowledge can help determine the best solution for the product’s journey through the distribution system from manufacturer to consumer. In addition to what is presented in the catalogue, there are other products and combinations available. Contact your local Iggesund Paperboard representative for more information.

Vice-President, Sales Americas

Rickard Österlindh
Iggesund Paperboard
United States
Phone: +1 201 804 9977
Mobile: +1 201 779 1524

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Order printed and unprinted samples of Metalprint, Aluprint or Alubarrier in our webshop, free of charge or obligation.

Elegant beverage cups

How elegant can a beverage cup made of a paper material be? Paper cups can range from being simple, white and anonymous to being heat-resistant and brand carriers. Everything depends on what construction, material and level of converting you want to use.

We wanted to test the limits of what is possible and decided to create a large cup with a double-walled construction that is fairly common on the market.

Sustainability the Invercote way

Invercote is a world leader in paperboard performance. What is less well known is that the same is true for sustainability.

One of the most important prerequisites for sustainability is profitability, because without it there are no resources to invest in improving environmental performance.



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