Improved Film Properties for Mono and Barrier Films

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Your advantages

  • Improved film properties
  • Enhanced tensile strength and stiffness
  • Better shrink properties
  • Increased gloss and transparency
  • Saves resources
  • Optimizes films for specific uses

Film applications: Examples

  • Barrier films
  • Breathable films for the hygiene and construction sectors
  • Heavy duty sacks
  • Adhesive tapes
  • Labels
  • Stand up pouches
  • Food packaging

Product information

MDO - Improved Film Properties for Mono and Barrier Films

MDO (Machine Direction Orientation) is a proven technology which saves resources, improves film properties,and optimizes films for specific uses.

With MDO from W&H, both cast and blown films can be stretched monoaxially on- or offline. The process improves barrier properties and gives mono and coextruded films enhanced tensile strength and stiffness, better shrink properties, and increased gloss and transparency.

The improved performance of MDO films translates into significant savings with reduced use of expensive raw materials, especially for barrier films. At the end of the day, less material is used, which is good for both the environment and your bottom line.

Configuration Options

Unwinding speedmax. 120 m/min (393 ft/min)
Rewinding speedmax. 350 m/min (1148 ft/min)
Film width1000 – 3600 mm (39.4" – 141.7")
Stretch ratiomax. 1:12
Number of temperature controlled rollers8 – 14
Number of stretching gaps1 or 2

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