For Biaxially Oriented Film (BOPA) converters, lactams are an unwelcome bi-product of production. Or at least they were, until we created Akulon Low Oligamer Polyamide (Lopa) – a purer, more sustainable material that reduces lactams and increases productivity.
All BOPA film converters will be familiar with the problem of lactams evaporating, blocking up equipment and generally polluting the production environment (as well as potentially the contents).
Akulon Lopa is a specially engineered plastic with a lower caprolactam monomer count. It’s especially suited to medical packaging where migration of lactams into the contents is not an option; and increasingly for the food industry – where new legislation in Europe could be about to change the playing field.
By using Akulon Lopa our customers can also increase productivity through less equipment cleaning and maintenance; plus the ability to extend production cycles by reducing extrusion die vaporing.