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BFI-1880 Metallocene (mPE) Properties:

  • Excellent permeability to Oxygen (used in packaging produce)
  • Superior optics
  • Excellent puncture resistance
  • Good tensile strength (at break)
  • Good sealability

Our BFI-1880 film has an outstanding balance of end-use performance (toughness, optics, sealability, hot tack and process ability).

Properties Units Typical Values1 Test Method
Resin Properties:
Melt Index g/10 min 2.0 ASTM D 1238 (E)
Density g/cm3 .902  
DSC Peak Melting Temperature 0F (0C) 202 (95)  
Film Properties:
1% Secant Modulus ASTM D-882
MD psi (Mpa) 15,600 (107.5)  
TD psi (Mpa) 15,300 (105.4)  
Tensile Strength @ Yield ASTM D-882
MD psi (Mpa) 700 (4.8)  
TD psi (Mpa) 610 (4.2)  
Tensile Strength @ Break ASTM D-882
MD psi (Mpa) 8800 (60.5)  
TD psi (Mpa) 9100 (62.7)  
Elongation @ Break ASTM D-882
MD % 520  
TD % 580  
Elmendorf Tear Strength ASTM D-1922
MD g/mil 170  
TD g/mil 290  
Dart Drop Impact g/mil >1200 ASTM D-1709(A)
Puncture Force lbs/mil 10.7  
Puncture Energy in-lbs/mil 40.0  
Haze % 2.4 ASTM D-1003
Gloss(450)   87 ASTM D-2457

NOTE: Data developed under Laboratory conditions and are not to be used as specification, maxima or minima. ASTM procedures (where applicable) were used for these tests. The data are intended as a general guide only and do not necessarily represent results that may be obtained elsewhere. The use of these Metallocene film products must be guided by the user's own methods of selection of proper formulation. BFI disclaims any responsibility for misuse or misapplication of its products. BFI MAKES NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND THERE IS NO WARRANTY THAT GOODS SUPPLIED SHALL BE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BFI's liability and customer's exclusive remedy for any claims arising out of sales of its products are expressly limited at customer option to replacement of nonconforming goods only.

FDA: Complies with applicable FDA regulation for food contact within limitation which are part of statue or regulations.

Following charts illustrate relationship between permeability, tear strength and tensile strength of EVA film in comparison to mPE film and PVC film.

Source: Medical Plastics and Biomaterials Magazine
(Originally published September 1998)

mPE and EVA films can be suitable alternatives to PVC film for some applications, and that the mPE film can provide a number of properties superior to those of the other film types, including tensile strength, tear resistance, resistance to blocking, and barriers to water vapor and ammonia. It was also shown that the use of mPE can allow for significantly thinner films than with EVA or PVC, without sacrificing performance.

BlueRidge Films, Inc.

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Petersburg, VA 23805-0600

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Disputanta, VA 23842-4602

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BlueRidge Films, Inc.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1600
Petersburg, VA 23805-0600

Physical Address:
10921 Lamore Drive
Disputanta, VA 23842-4602

Toll Free: 888-706-4600
Tel: 804-862-8700
Fax: 804-862-5100

sales@blueridgefilms.com