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Following a presence of more than 25 years on the Bi-Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film market, Ampacet has developed a leading position supplying BOPP film manufacturers with high volume general purpose and specialty masterbatches on a worldwide scale.

Ampacet, the market leader of matte compounds for BOPP applications, is proud to introduce its Next Generation MATIF consisting in a platform of

  • Matte compound high to low Seal Initiating Temperature (SIT) and down gauging up to 25%
  • New Matte properties with high coefficient of friction (COF)
  • Half Matte compounds allowing a clear view of the products through the packed film
  • Matte compound with light “soft touch” effect

As the trend continues to shift from glossy surfaces to a more low gloss appearance, matte finishes can be found in packaging of luxury items (e.g., perfume, alcohols, etc.) as well as food wrapping films (e.g., chocolate, coffee, biscuits, potato crisps, etc.).  The aesthetics and tactility of packaging is enhanced through:

  • An easy view of graphic details due to a very low light reflection
  • The imitation of the natural look and feel of old-fashioned paper packaging
  • An attractive modern appearance with a silky smooth, soft-touch finish
  • An overall luxurious appeal and enhanced high quality image provided to the brand.

Marcello Bergamo, Ampacet Europe’s General Manager said “we are proud in having designed and brought the latest technology available in the polymer industry on Matte compounds to our customers. Our corporate strategic initiatives are to continue to develop usable solutions and the Next Generation Matte is all about that. This latest technology is another example of how we intend to provide ongoing added value, increasing their competitive advantage as well as our own.”

Ampacet’s Next Generation MATIF allows applications to obtain excellent matte performances with haze of more than 75%, providing a high quality finish to complex graphics and opulent packaging items.
Next Generation MATIF platform covers a broad spectrum of seal initiation temperatures (SIT) going from 130°C to 75°C allowing the use of BOPP matte films on various packaging equipment.

François Thibeau, Strategic Business Manager of Films & BOPP Ampacet Europe states that “with our new MATIF range, Ampacet allows its BOPP film customers to debottleneck their film production line. Indeed, our new MATIF products allow to down-gauge traditional matte skin layer by 20 to 25%, overcome the capacity constraints linked to matte skin thickness requirements with conventional matte compounds and allow film producers to increase overall line output and improve their overall operational excellence.”

With its new MATIF Range and its specific MATIF Grades, Ampacet can answer the most demanding requirements from the matte film market in terms of film performances as well as on an operability standpoint.

For further information on MATIF product range please contact your local representative or send us an email on: marketing.europe@ampacet.com.

For more information, please contact Ampacet Europe, S.A., Zone Industrielle Riedgen, L-3451 Dudelange, Luxembourg; Tel: +352-29-20-99-1; Email: marketing.europe@ampacet.com