High-efficiency barrier film acclaimed
Based on its analysis of the market for barrier films in flexible packaging, Frost & Sullivan recognized DSM with the 2016 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. DSM's product portfolio comprises Akulon® PA6 and the latest innovation Akulon XS, both of which are used extensively for film extrusion in food, medical, and industrial product packaging. The Akulon product line addresses a wide range of polyamide barrier film manufacturing needs, such as superior barrier properties and recyclability solutions.
With customers demanding a single film that can be used to package multiple types of products, DSM is the ideal barrier film partner. Due to its flexibility, barrier film developers are increasingly opting for DSM's cost-effective Akulon product in retort packaging for both ready-to-eat products and fresh foods.
"Among resins, Akulon XS is proving a revolutionary product due to its special chemical and morphological structure, which combines the film property advantage of PA6 and the film processing advantage of PA6/66 types of copolymers," said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst, Arun Ramesh.