Cosmo Films, a speciality films manufacturer, has launched a special biaxially oriented polypropylene film (BOPP) to provide extra protection for cement bags. The BOPP film has a 100 per cent polyolefin structure which is designed to protect the bag's content by adding a moisture barrier. It can also be used to laminate block bottom cement bags.
CEO of Cosmo Films, Pankaj Poddar said, "With only 15 per cent of the cement being packed in block bottom bags, there is a huge potential in converting these bags into laminated ones and upgrading the traditional PP stitched bags as well. Laminated bags have already done well in Pakistan and Bangladesh and consumption is already on the rise in Indian market."
The launch of this new film will help the Indian cement industry prevent spoilage of package cement caused by moisture and the associated formation of lumps.
The environmentally friendly film has further benefits in that it improves the quality of printed material on the bags and can enhance the reusability of the bag.