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West’s Packaging Services can assist you in developing the correct packaging material for your product’s needs. With over 30 years’ experience in the flexible packaging industry we can advise you on the most cost effective options for your packaging requirements.

Lamination

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Lamination is the technique of manufacturing a material in multiple layers, so that the composite material achieves improved strength, stability, sound insulation, appearance or other properties from the use of differing materials. Our laminates are usually permanently assembled by adhesives.
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BOPP

Technical Name: Biaxially Orientated Poly Propylene
Description: smooth, slightly shiny in appearance, clear but can be printed. This material is commonly used in a range of markets.
Material is low barrier.
Can be used independently or can be used in 2 ply and 3 ply laminates i.e. BOPP / LLDPE or BOPP / METPET / LLDPE
Commonly used for Side Gusset Bags and header seal bags.
Used for packaging Pasta, Confectionery, Muesli, powders, spices, nuts and general food stuffs.
Technical Name: Biaxually Orientated Poly Propylene
Description: smooth, slightly shiny in appearance, clear but can be printed. This material looks and feels like cellophane
Material is low barrier.
Can be used independently or can be used in 2 ply and 3 ply laminates i.e BOPP / LLDPE or BOPP / METPET / LLDPE
Commonly used for Side Gusset Bags, Crimp Seal Bags, Side Seal Bags
Used for packaging Pasta, Confectionery and Museli

Nylon

Technical name: NYLON
Description: smooth, shiny, clear, flexible, printable (reverse or surface)
Used in 3 layer lamination i.e. NYLON / FOIL/ LLDPE
Material is high barrier when PVDC coated.
Commonly used for Stand Up Pouch, Side Gusset Bags, Three Side Seal Pouch, Fin Seal Bags, Side Seal Pouch, Vacuum Pouches – must be laminated.
Used for packaging cooked meats, coffee, dairy products, nuts, food stuffs

PET

Technical Name: Polyester
Description: smooth, shiny, clear, high clarity in mono form/ Printable (Both reverse and Surface)
Material is high barrier when PVDC coated.< Can be laminated to LLDPE as a 2 ply or FOIL / LLDPE as a 3 ply. Commonly used for Crimp Seal Bag, Side Gusset Bags, Stand Up Pouch, Three Side Sealed pouches, Side Seal Pouch when laminated LLDPE Used in a wide variety of packaging materials as the "outside" layer of laminated material. Used for packaging coffee, dairy products, seeds, food stuffs

POLY

Technical Name: Polyethylene
Description: smooth, clear or can be tinted /coloured during extrusion, very soft and flexible.
Material is low barrier.
Can be used independently (mono form) or laminated (2 ply / 3 ply) to BOPP / METPET / PET / FOIL / POLY
Commonly used for Poly Bags, Side Gusset Bags, Flat Bags, Side Weld Bags
Used for packaging Garden Products, Pet Foods, Marshmallows, Bread

Foil Laminate

Technical Name: Aluminium Foil
Description: Shiny OR Dull, opaque, printable.
Material is High barrier and is used to extend the shelf life of a product.
Can be used for Food, Coffee and Tea, Pet Food, Confectionery, Powders, Dairy Products, Horticultural products, Mining, Medical, Dairy products, Mining, General.

Met Pet

Technical Name: Metallised Polyester
Description: Smooth, shiny, flexible, can be printed
Material is high barrier.
Commonly used for Stand up pouches, Side Gusset Bags, Crimp Seal Bags, Side Sealed Pouches.
Used for packaging Coffee, Nuts, Muesli, Powders, Pet Food

Paper / PE / FOIL / PE

Technical name: PAPER / POLYETHALENE / FOIL / POLYETHATLENE
Description: laminate can be Brown Kraft (thicker laminate) or Sachet Grader rewind – white
Used independently
Material is high barrier
Commonly used for
Used for packaging food, seeds, soil samples, powders, coffee, pasta, foods stuffs. Sachet Grade – commonly used for FFS machine + pouches
Kraft paper laminate – commonly used for Stand up pouches + Side Gusset Bags

Rewind plain or printed

Description:
Rewind is used on automated filling machines to wrap each product from a single film for a range of products.wests carry a large range of plain laminated material. Film structures are laminated together to give a defined barrier to suit each product. Printed or plain, laminates are put together to suit each customers requirements. Rewind can be used for a variety of products in the food, coffee, tea, pet food, confectionery, powders, liquids, horticulture products and can be made to almost any size.
Material options:

  • Plain or printed all laminated film structures.
  • Polyester/LLDPE
  • Polyester/foil/LLDPE
  • Nylon/LLDPE.
  • Nylon/foil/LLDPE.
  • Metallised laminates.
  • Paper laminates.
  • Retort laminates.
  • Printed or plain, laminates are put together to suit each customers requirements.

Feature options.

  • Printed 4, 6,8,10 colours flexographic or gravure printing.
  • 76mm core.
  • 152mm core.
  • 150mm diameter to 700mm diameter.
  • Specific meterage as requested.