Barrier Film Performance

What is a barrier?

This refers to the function preventing from oxygen, moisture, and other substances that may alter or deteriorate the quality and function of the content.

It is one of the most important functions of packaging or protective material.

Barrier Film Performance

Comparison of barrier film performance

GL FILM offers outstanding performance as compared to other barrier film products. It is suitable for a wide range of contents and applications.

Because functionality remains largely unaffected by temperature or humidity, GL FILM can be used in confidence all year round. Stable performance and high quality are the reasons for its steadily expanding market share.

Transparent barrierNon-transparent barrier
(Barrier OPA) e.g. MXD- 6
GL FILM (PET)Aluminum Vapor Deposition filmAluminum foil
Oxygen barrier performanceGoodGoodFairFairGoodFairExcellent
Water vapor barrier performancePoorPoorFairPoorGoodGoodExcellent
Temperature/humidity dependencyYesYesYesYesSmallSmallNo
Aroma retentionGoodGoodFairPoorExcellentPoorExcellent
Suitability for retort pouchFairPoorGoodFairGoodPoorExcellent
Suitability for microwave oven usageExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentPoorPoor

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