Increased Output, better Profitability

FPO® is made from the polymers PP (polypropylene) or PE (polyethylene), to which we add natural mineral in various degrees of fineness to create a material with outstanding performance. Our FPO® material is available as compound as well as processed film.

FPO® is environmentally harmless. It is also grease and waterproof. FPO® is used today in many different areas, from manufacturing and printing to the food industry. The compound as well as the film have EU and FDA approval for use 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)
  • Minerals are even approved as food additives
  • One material for packaging, tub, lid 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

Overview

FPO® Compound has been developed for the extru­sion and injection moulding of products for various types of applications. The material’s properties have great technical advantages in production. For exam­ple, the material not only increases rigidity but is also dimensionally stable. The increased productiv­ity possible with the material also offers the poten­tial for lower production costs. FPO® Compound based on the polymers PE-LD, PE-LLD, PE-HD, PP-H and PP-C is available.

Our know-how means we can offer a solution with the right polymer and an optimized combination of fillers and filling ratio tailored precisely to your needs and requirements.

Applications:

  • Extruded films
  • Thermoformed trays
  • Extruded sheets
  • Extruded profiles
  • Injection molding
  • Pipes

Advantages:

Increased E-Modulus which allows down-gauging

  • Increases productivity
  • Improved rigidity
  • Reduced polymer consumption
  • Nice and soft feeling