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Yes. There are major differences in resins with various blends. The three main types are Butene, Hexene and Octene.

Yes, see our calculator under drum liner or pallet cover.

Yes, visit our menu for various different specialty films.

Each manufacture has their own opinion. We use EPI/Oxo

IQF film stands for Instant Quick Freeze. It must have flexibility at frozen temperatures, seal through contaminants in a hostile environment and be FDA approved. It’s popular use in vegetable processors and ice cream manufactures.

VFFS is an abbreviation for Vertical Form/fill/Seal machines and needs two types of films. Monolayer and Multiple layer film.

There are two types of sealing bars used with this application/machine. Impulse sealers and resistance sealers. Its critical to know the difference.

Yes & No. Commodity LDPE and LLDPE resins as well as “performance grades” do not vary directly with feedstock costs. Depending on a number of factors price can change. We use monthly resin periodicals to keep our customer well in tune with current pricing up or down.

The following is a list of most commonly known regulations and definition:

Allergens
To claim a product is allergen or sensitizer free without labeling and fully comply with the US FDA Food Allergen Labelling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) and EU directive 2003/89/EC, the finished product must not contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat/gluten, fish, shellfish, sulphur dioxide and sulfites, food colors, celery, seeds, natural rubber latex monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame.

BPA free
BPA is short for Bisphenol A which is utilized as a catalyst in the manufacture of epoxy, PVC and polycarbonate resins. Bisphenol A BPA never has been and never will be a component of polyethylene resins.

California Proposition 65
Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, prop 65 was ostensibly enacted to prevent carcinogenic substances from getting into drinking water.  Even though some chemicals listed were used for pigmentation of plastics and mostly phased out in the US, the scope of prop 65 continues to expands

CFC
CFC is an abbreviation for Chlorinated Fluorocarbons. Concerns about CFC’s have to do with ozone depletion. Not applicable to the manufacture of polyethylene film or polyethylene resins.

FDA

FDA approved plastic for prolonged contact with food and food grade packaging, there must be a trail of letters back to the resin manufacturer with specific language regarding compliance with 21 CFR section 177.1520.

HMF   Heavy Metal Free
To be HMF/Heavy Metal Free, a resin manufacturer must confirm that they do not intentionally add during the polymerization or formulation processes the heavy metals lead, cadmium mercury and hexavalent chromium.

Phthalate free

Phthalates are not utilized to make polyethylene resins or film.

REACH statement a/k/a RoHS
Short for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals required by the European Directive RoHS (1907/2006/EU) which went into effect on December 18, 2006. REACH or RoHS is an example of a regulation with a long reach. Any product manufactured outside the EU and shipped into the EU must comply.

The manufacturer must state that the product is not manufactured with ingredients that would intentionally add lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent Chromium, polybrominated biphenyls PBB, Polybrominated diphenyl ethers PBDE, chlorinated paraffin or hexabromocyclodedecane.

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