New packaging advances for the bathroom

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A new acrylic coating claimed to guarantee seal retention in humid
environments has encouraged Colgate-Palmolive to introduce a new
line of soap-bar packaging. The new film, Bicor MBR666, is believed
to be ideal for the design of bathroom products.

"The film is coated both sides with a new generation acrylic coating. The coating technology provides enhanced sealing properties, especially in low-pressure sealing conditions,"​ said Peter Haltenberger, product manager of ExxonMobil Chemical Films Europe.

Bicor MBR666's structure and special proprietary coating is claimed to provide a combination ofproperties that make it an attractive solution for soap bars in particular. ExxonMobil also claims that the film's transparency and gloss creates a high quality surface for printing designs.

Colgate-Palmolive recently introduced its new line of soap-bar packaging based onBicor MBR666, in which a double layer of the film is used in lamination. The new structure replaces a 50µ OPP/OPP structure and has been used by the personal care company in Italy, Turkey, Mexico, Malaysia and India.

The Films Business of ExxonMobil Chemical is a leading global supplier of a full range of oriented polypropylene (OPP) film for flexible packaging and labeling applications. Its European headquarters is located in Luxembourg.

Additional information regarding the Films Business can be found at Oppfilms.com

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