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Flexible Packaging in 4 Easy Steps! #flexiblepackaging #barrierfilms


What are you packaging?

Some items to consider:

  • Oxygen permeability rate requirements (OTR)
  • Moisture permeability rate requirements (MVTR)
  • Aroma Barrier
  • Light Transmission (damage from UV)
  • Film preference (PET, OPP, PE, etc.)
  • Inks: current barrier is good for printing with solvent, UV and digital inks



Now you’ve chosen your print and sealing web films. What’s next?

Just a little bit of set up.

  • Replace your normal label stock with acpo Oxygen Barrier film (print web).
  • Reverse print directly onto the oxygen barrier film.
  • Turn your lamination station into a “sealing station”. Apply acpo sealing film (sealing web) to the barrier film as if you were laminating any other label substrate.


Without any added equipment, you’ve just created flexible packaging with your Digital or Flexographic press!


Now what?







The contract converter will take your printed material and form into pre-made pouches or bags ready to send to your customer.
A co-packer will use equipment not only to form the pouch, but also fill and seal.

Contact your sales representative for more information on the barrier films acpo offers.

Digital Image Graphics Protection Overlaminates

As digital presses continue to expand in the label and flexible packaging market, the demand is growing for a wide range of robust self-wound overlaminates designed to work specifically with this print technology. Digital printing has evolved beyond short runs and personalization. High-end graphic capabilities, flexibility, and low cost set up have elevated digital printing to assist brand owners to expand and achieve more customized marketing strategies.