Total Lumicene®, the next step forward for Flexible Barrier Packaging

Total resin formulation processed on the Hosokawa Alpine 11-layer barrier film line at K 2016

Brussels, February 1, 2017 - Total, Hosokawa Alpine, Coveris and Hayssen Flexible Systems collaborated along the value chain to demonstrate a new 11-layer high performance barrier packaging solution 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.

Using Total Lumicene® PE on their blown film line, Hosokawa Alpine featured an 11-layer high performance barrier film with superior toughness and ideal for food preservation applications.

The extensive Total Lumicene® range, containing both low and medium-to-high density metallocene polyethylene, plays an important role in providing the best product for each layer of an 11-layer barrier film to provide optimum packaging performance. The Total resin formulation boosts the water vapor barrier, which protects the gas barrier block and increases downgauging potential, providing excellent optics and fast sealing. This unique Total offer is quickly becoming a preferred solution for manufacturers.

Total, Hosokawa Alpine, Coveris and Hayssen represent leaders in their respective fields providing, together, the perfect solution with each collaborator dedicated to delivering their part: the right formula for boosting the water vapor barrier with Total’s Lumicene® resin; Hosokawa Alpine’s unique 11-layer blown film line; and, for this project, Coveris’ lamination and Hayssen’s packaging 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.;

About Hosokawa Alpine

Hosokawa Alpine is one of the leading suppliers of film blowing lines in the world and offers complete systems from one single source. The Group maintains facilities for research, engineering, manufacturing and service in each of the world's major industrial markets.

About Coveris

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.

About Hayssen Flexible Systems

Hayssen Flexible Systems provides flexible packaging solutions in vertical and horizontal form fill seal food systems, designing and manufacturing VFFS baggers and HFFS flow wrappers for food packaging. They are a subsidiary of Barry-Wehmiller, a global capital equipment and engineering consulting company and the largest packaging automation group in the Western Hemisphere.

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Total, Hosokawa Alpine and Coveris collaboration on barrier packaging using Total Lumicene® 
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