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.

All substances in the formulation comply with the Code of Federal Regulation of the FDA, product and application specific FDA compliance documents can only be provided upon request.

Advantages at a glance

  • FPO® is a high-filled polyolefin film 
  • Meets the requirements of the food industry
  • One material for various applications
  • Excellent mechanical properties: tear and puncture resistance
  • Better water-, oxygen- and light barrier compared to pure or low filled polyolefin
  • Feels outstanding and looks luxurious

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
  • Label
  • Cover leaf / lid
  • Flowpack / pouch
  • Lamination film (as component in laminated structure) 
  • Tags and 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