Packaging

PVC is widely used for packaging due to its flexibility, lightness, transparency, stability, ease of sterilization and impermeability.

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Additionally PVC is safe and hygienic, making it a premium choice to protect against the contamination of foods and medicine.

Blister

There are a variety of pre-formed plastic packaging used for small consumer goods, foods, and pharmaceuticals. A key advantage of PVC is its low cost and the ease of thermoforming or dipping.

Blisters Packs - Safe and Secure

Solvay and SolVin PVC grades are preferred raw materials for key blister film manufacturers. PVC mono films are for drugs that are sensitive to moisture.

US Institutes of Medicine (IoM), National Academy of Sciences, Preventing Medication Errors, August, 2006, Page 250:

“The strategy of using calendar blister packs could help large numbers of patients (including seniors, children, and those challenged by cognitive, physical, or functional impairment) take their medication more reliably and safely, and enhance their treatment outcomes.”

Materials

  • Solvin® PVC-S
  • SolVin® PVC Copolymers


Plasticized Containers - Shatter Avoidance

Pharmaceutical and cosmetic products are often packaged in glass bottles coated with a layer of PVC. PVC's excellent mechanical properties increase the durability of the bottle and limit the dispersion of glass should the bottle break. Also, the ease with which PVC can be manufactured and used for priming means that containers of all shapes and colors can be produced.

Plasticized containers are produced using a method known as dipping.

Materials

  • SolVin® E-PVC

Food

Compared with other packaging materials, PVC does a better job protecting against contamination by helping to prevent the spread of germs throughout the product’s lifecycle – from manufacturing and distribution to display. Thanks to this protection, foods are better conserved, thereby reducing unnecessary waste.

Thermoformed Trays, Boxes & Doses - High Clarity, No Defects

Rigid or semi-rigid PVCs based on the use of homopolymers or a mixture of homo- and copolymers are used to manufacture thermoformed film. PVC has excellent mechanical properties, good hot melt fluidity, delivers high clarity without defects, and presents no danger to human health. Thermoformed film is manufactured by calendaring thin sheets followed by embossing (with or without vacuum).

Today, thermoformed rigid packaging solutions using controlled atmosphere (MAP) protect fresh, processed and convenience food such as meat, sausage, cheese, pasta and much more.

Materials

  • SolVin® S-PVC
  • SolVin® E-PVC


Food Wrap Films - Keeping in Freshness and Flavor

Plasticized or semi-rigid PVC with medium or high molecular weight are used to manufacture the cling film widely used to wrap and conserve food products. Because PVC has a comparable low permeability to oxygen, it keeps foods such as meat and cheese fresh. Additional plus points include its high clarity, puncture resistance, elasticity and recovery.

Materials

  • SolVin® S-PVC
  • SolVin® E-PVC
 

Structural

PVC can help to create a formidable barrier to ensure that what’s good stays in and everything else stays out. Tough, durable and non-toxic, PVC also demands less energy during the manufacturing process, thereby yielding an important environmental benefit.

Bottles - All the Advantages are Contained Within

Whether for packaging food and liquids or cosmetics and chemicals, our PVC-based product range offers an unbeatable combination of desirable aesthetic, mechanical and chemical properties.

Materials

  • SolVin® S-PVC


Caps & Closures - Watertight Protection

Plasticized PVC with medium or high molecular weight is frequently used to ensure that the metallic lids of glass bottles and containers stay watertight. Containers for treated foodstuffs can be pasteurized or sterilized thanks to the excellent thermal properties of PVC closures. PVC also boasts organoleptic properties, which are indispensable for this type of product, and has powerful chemical resistance.

Caps and closures are manufactured by calendaring (cut joints from calendared sheets), extrusion (embossing of extruded granules) or the specific injection and embossing of emulsion-type resins inside the closure.

Materials

  • SolVin® S-PVC
  • SolVin® E-PVC 


Adhesive Tapes - Qualities that Stick

PVC-coated foam tapes are used for mounting, bonding and splicing assembly applications. PVC’s versatility permits the use of foams of any density, thereby satisfying many stringent requirements, including resilience and water repellency.

Materials

  • SolVin® E-PVC 


Cling Film - Keeping in Freshness and Flavor

Plasticized or semi-rigid PVC with medium or high molecular weight are used to manufacture the cling film widely used to wrap and conserve food products. Because PVC has a comparable low permeability to oxygen, it keeps foods such as meat and cheese fresh. Additional plus points include its high clarity, puncture resistance, elasticity and recovery.

Materials

  • SolVin® S-PVC


Doses - Reliable Every Single Time

Plasticized PVC with high molecular weight is used for unit dose packaging. The PVC is valued for its chemical resistance, fine puncture resistance and excellent barrier properties.

The extrusion process is used in the manufacture of PVC doses (casing of extruded foils).

Materials

  • SolVin® S-PVC 


Shrink Film  Form and Fit

High quality semi-rigid PVC with medium molecular weight is used to produce films for transporting pre-packed products. Manufacturers rely on its good elastic recovery properties and the protection it offers during the handling and storage of goods.

Shrink film is manufactured by calendaring thin sheets, and by extrusion.

Materials

  • SolVin® S-PVC 


Thermoformed Film - High Clarity, No Defects

Rigid or semi-rigid PVCs based on the use of homopolymers or a mixture of homo- and copolymers are used to manufacture thermoformed film. PVC has excellent mechanical properties, good hot melt fluidity, delivers high clarity without defects, and presents no danger to human health.

Thermoformed film is manufactured by calendaring thin sheets followed by embossing (with or without vacuum).

Materials

  • SolVin® S-PVC