1 Feb 2017
Total Lumicene Supertough®, the next step forward for Stand-Up Pouches
Outstanding processing and product performance of Total Lumicene Supertough® on Windmöller & Hölscher film line at K 2016
Brussels, February 1, 2017 - Total, Windmöller & Hölscher and Coveris collaborated along the value chain from resin to final product to create a perfect stand-up pouch, which was showcased at K 2016. This event, held in late October in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the world’s largest trade show for the international plastics and rubber industry.
The increase in the number of uses for stand-up pouches as well as the overall increase in demand for them explains the importance of this packaging solution to brand owners and consumers. Manufacturers strive to find the best productivity and performance of the stand-up pouch, and Total Lumicene Supertough® provides the ideal solution.
Total Lumicene Supertough®, a specially designed metallocene polyethylene resin, is the latest evolution in product development for film extrusion. It generates added value with its superior mechanical properties, downgauging potential, excellent bubble stability and peak output. These characteristics have encouraged numerous customers and brand owners to adopt the Lumicene Supertough® solution for stand-up pouches as a new flexible packaging option.
Total, Windmöller & Hölscher and Coveris are leaders in their respective fields providing, together, the perfect solution with each collaborator dedicated to delivering their part: the right formula for 25% downgauging potential with Total’s new Lumicene Supertough® grade; the optimal machine setup for highest output with Windmöller & Hölscher’s machinery and software; and, for this project, Coveris’ lamination and pouch making expertise.
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About Total Refining & Chemicals
The Total Polymers Business Unit is based in the Refining & Chemicals division of the Total Group, a leading international oil and gas company and the world’s second-ranked solar energy operator with SunPower. Its activities span oil and gas production, refining, petrochemicals and marketing. In the field of polymers, Total combines key areas of expertise in catalysis, processes and products to provide high performance and durable solutions for its customers. With its packaging solutions, Total is committed to contributing to a better world by conserving food, cutting down on waste and reducing its environmental footprint, in line with its commitment to better energy. www.total.com; www.polymers.total.com.
About Windmöller & Hölscher
Windmöller & Hölscher is one of the leading suppliers of machinery and systems for production and converting of flexible packaging. Currently, more than 7,000 W&H solutions are in operation worldwide in 131 countries on 5 continents. The SUP film was produced on the versatile W&H OPTIMEX blown film line. www.wuh-group.com.
Coveris is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of packaging solutions and coated film technologies. In partnership with other global brands, they develop vital products that enhance the safety, quality and convenience of products used every day. www.coveris.com.
For detailed technical information on Total Lumicene Supertough® 32ST05: www.polymers.total.com/supertough-32st05.