PA/PE high barrier films with EVOH are currently in short supply on the world market. Film specialist Schur Flexibles presents VACUflex MHB-T, a solution to counteract the worldwide EVOH shortage. Suppliers of products that require a reliable oxygen barrier are thus offered a high-performance alternative that ensures a reliable barrier effect.

VACUflex MHB-T: top performance without EVOH VACUflex MHB-T offers secure packaging and maximum product protection without EVOH. For this new film solution, Schur Flexibles has modified its proven HB films to achieve a highly reliable barrier effect. The VACUflex MHB-T film series provides an optimised medium oxygen barrier and is available in material thicknesses from 70 to 340 my. These innovative films with a modified structure demonstrate excellent machinability.

Strong R&D, reliable material supply – alternative solutions
Thanks to the wide-ranging expertise of the Schur Flexibles Group, the R&D department was able to react quickly to the EVOH bottleneck. R&D, with its extensive know-how, benefits from the various specialisations of individual Group sites whose comprehensive film expertise covers the complete spectrum of packaging films. “This expert knowledge together with
our well-positioned procurement that secures the best raw materials, ensures that we can offer alternatives to EVOH for numerous applications. For our customers this means they have reliable packaging solutions, even in times of supply shortages on the raw material market,” explains Michael Martin, Head of Group R&D and the Schur Flexibles PackScience Center.

The Schur Flexibles Group with headquarters in Wiener Neudorf, Austria, specialises in innovative, high-quality and custom-tailored high barrier packaging solutions for foods, aromatic products, hygiene items and pharmaceuticals. With an integrated value chain comprising processes from extrusion, printing and laminating to the production of diverse bags, the Group – established in 2012 – currently reports total turnover of 590 million euros, making it one of the leading European enterprises in the industry

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