Skin packaging film, also known as skin film, is a type of packaging material in the skin packaging process. Skin packaging is a method of packaging where a product is placed on a backing card or a tray, and a transparent film is heated and draped over the product and card/tray, conforming tightly to the contours of the product. The film is then sealed to the card or tray, creating a secure and transparent package.
Skin packaging films are typically made from a combination of plastic materials, such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene (PE), or polypropylene (PP). These films are chosen for their clarity, strength, and ability to conform to the shape of the product being packaged.
The primary purpose of skin packaging film is to provide a protective barrier for the product. The film prevents contamination, tampering, and damage during transportation and display. It also enhances the visibility of the product. It allows customers to see the item clearly without opening the package.
Some key characteristics and features of skin packaging films include:
- Clarity: Skin films are highly transparent, enabling customers to see the product inside without obstruction.
- Flexibility: The film should be able to conform tightly to the contours of the product, providing a secure and snug fit.
- Sealability: Skin films should be easily sealable to the backing card or tray, creating a strong bond that prevents the film from coming off during handling and shipping.
- Strength and durability: The film should have sufficient strength to protect the product from damage during transportation and display.
Skin packaging films are available in various thicknesses, widths, and roll sizes. This is to accommodate different product sizes and packaging equipment. They can be supplied as rolls or pre-cut sheets.
It’s important to note that skin packaging films may have different environmental considerations due to their composition. Some films are recyclable, while others may require specialized recycling processes. It’s advisable to check the specific material and recycling guidelines for the skin packaging film being used.