The natural choice

FPO® is a special film made with more than 50 % natural minerals. To the polymers PP (polypropylene) or PE (polyethylene) we add natural minerals in various degrees of fineness to create a material with outstanding performance. 

FPO® is environmentally friendly and grease as well as waterproof. Today, FPO® is used  in many different areas, from manufacturing and printing to the food industry. And our FPO® films have EU and FDA approval for the usage with foodstuff.

Advantages at a glance

  • FPO® (high-filled polyolefin) is totally taint-free
  • Meets the requirements of the food industry
  • Food contact approvals (EU, FDA, BGA)
  • One material for packaging, tube, and cover leaf
  • Excellent mechanical properties: tear and puncture resistance
  • Recyclable package: freezable, microwaveable, machine dish washable
  • Better water-, oxygen- and light barrier compared to pure or low filled polyolefin
  • Soft touch and "paper look"

Overview

FPO® film has a paper-like feel and superior foldability and printability. It is also oil- and water-resistant. Compared with pure polymers, FPO® Film is twice as effective a barrier to light and water vapour. This means that the FPO® films can replace more complex laminate solutions such as PE/Paper. One major advantage is that moderately filled FPO® Film has considerably improved tear-resistance and dart drop.

Standard capability is up to 1200 mm wide and 40-200 μm thick. Stock standard FPO® films in PP and PE are available in many different thicknesses, and as sealable and light-barrier material.

Applications:

  • Packaging wrap
  • Labels
  • Cover leaf
  • FFS (bags)
  • Laminating film for packaging material
  • Display signs

Advantages:

  • Technical characteristics:
    Excellent dead-fold
    Increased stiffness
    Tear resistance
    Puncture resistance
    Vapor barrier
    Light barrier
    Environmentally friendly
  • Eye-catching
    High printing quality
    Paper like
  • Cost effectivness
    Both FPO® compound and film designed by RKW lead to cost control and flexibility in the formulations
    Less dependency to PO price deviation
    Mono-material
    Improved process