03 November 2016

Klöckner Pentaplast Introduces new Light Blocking Shrink Label Film - Pentalabel® Eklipse™

Klöckner Pentaplast’s Pentalabel® shrink film line has been expanded to include a new light blocking film, Pentalabel® eklipse™. This state-of-the-art product introduces maximum light blocking properties into the film process and satisfies a market need for films that are cost-effective, process efficient and improve light barrier characteristics. Pentalabel® eklipse™ films offer high performing shrink percentages for optimal design freedom while eliminating the need for high-barrier primary containers. 

Pentalabel® eklipse™ technology is ideal for new or redesigned packaging for food, health and beauty, home and garden, and household applications. In addition, these new films afford a unique blend of benefits across applications such as extended shelf life, off-taste reduction and vitamin protection (dairy products), reduced total package costs and color protection. “eklipse™ has a built-in, almost complete light block, with no need for expensive backside black printing – saving processing time and money,” comments Phil Heyworth, Group Senior Vice President, Labels. 

“Pentalabel® eklipse™ combines the highest level of whiteness for this category of barrier shrink sleeve product with superior light blocking capabilities. This innovation provides ease of processing throughout the value chain while protecting product integrity for the consumer desiring light blocking characteristics in their packaging,” adds Chris Frank, Global Marketing, Labels.


About Klöckner Pentaplast


Focused on delivering its vision: The Sustainable Protection of Everyday Needs, kp is a global leader in rigid and flexible packaging, and specialty film solutions, serving the pharmaceutical, medical device, protein markets, amongst others. With a broad and innovative portfolio of packaging and product films and services, kp plays an integral role in the customer value chain by safeguarding product integrity, protecting brand reputation and improving sustainability. kp’s “Investing in Better” sustainability strategy solidifies its commitment to achieving ten clear targets for long-term improvement by increasing recycling and recyclability of products, cutting carbon emissions and continuous improvement in employee engagement, safety, and diversity, equity and inclusion. kp has earned a gold rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings, putting kp in the top 3% of companies rated in the manufacturing of plastics products sector. Founded in 1965 kp has 31 plants in 18 countries and employs over 5,900 people committed to serving customers worldwide in over 60 locations.

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