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LINPAC demonstrates innovation through partnership - LINtop Star

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LINtop Star – a star among films!

The Project Brief

To  give their products more shelf appeal and help their customers drive sales of fresh meat a leading Spanish producer of fresh, quality meat products approached LINPAC Packaging in Pontivy to develop a shrink lidding film for their range of case ready rigid trays.  The film needed excellent clarity while offering a transparent seal and anti-fog properties.

The Innovation Investment

Already in the advanced development stage , the LINPAC project team offered the perfect film for the application – LINtop Star PE HB.  This premium, high barrier shrink lidding film was developed to work on both rigid and foam barrier trays with a PE sealant layer. 

The film structure makes it ideal for MAP applications and is part of the new generation of high barrier shrink lidding films from LINPAC Packaging.  A thinner gauge and outstanding optics along with controlled shrink characteristics provide the retailer with high quality, fresh product presentation.  The smooth, tight aspect also allows for vertical product display - a current trend within protein retailing.

Optimal use of raw materials, combined with low gauge and high oxygen barrier performance to extend the customer’s products’ shelf life were also key factors in the final choice of film specification.  The clear environmental credentials of LINtop Star PE HB clearly illustrate LINPAC Packaging’s commitment to developing high quality packaging, fit for purpose and helping the packer’s customer minimise their environmental footprint and in turn reducing associated costs.

Win:Win Product Solutions

Using the LINPAC LINcare® partner programme, LINPAC developed a close working relationship with the customer’s operational teams ensuring a positive outcome was achieved during the trial phase on site, enabling a product launch within six months of beginning the project.  Technical audits carried out by the teams guaranteed stable, long-term production success.

Educational and training sessions for the customer’s line operators around barrier film basics and additional procedures ensured they could maximise the film usage to its full potential.

Partnership Innovation – The Result

The new LINtop film solution meet the markets leading line speeds required by the packer and the longer reels available result in 33% less machine downtime and higher machine throughputs for the packer.


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