Blueridge Films, Inc.
Toll Free: 888-706-4600
E-mail: sales@blueridgefilms.com

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Polypropylene (P/P) Films Blown and Cast

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High Temperature resistance (melt point 320F to 329F) 

Higher stiffness (than LDPE)
Available in blown or cast.
Excellent clarity in cast films, good clarity in blown films.
Available in .003" to .020" thickness (limited by width of the film)
Available in various colors (At this time blown films only)

Property Comparison Reference
(CPP vs BOPP vs LDPE)

General Comparison (using "Good" as the benchmark)

Property CPP BOPP LDPE
Tear Strength Better Good Best
Modulus (stiffness) Better Best Good
Low Temp Impact Resistance Better* Good Best
Dimensional Stability Best Good Better
Haze Better Best Good
Heat Sealing Better Good** Best
Barrier Better Best Good
Area Factor (Yield) Best Better Good

* Some PP impact polymers have excellent low temperature impact but generally have high haze.
** Dependent upon seal coating. Uncoated BOPP does not seal.

Typical Properties(1.0 mil film)

Property CPP 1 BOPP 1 LDPE 2
Haze (%) 2 – 3.5 1 – 2 5+
Gloss (%) 86 - 89 88 – 92 75 - 80
Elongation (%) 600 200 400
Modulus/Stiffness (kpsi) 75 - 130 350+ <55
Impact (Glass Transition Temp. 0C) 3 4 -7
Area Factor (yield - in2/lb)
31,000 30,500 29,800
Heat Resistance (0C)
145 - 160 150 – 160*<100
Tensile Strength (psi) 7,000 15,000 3,000
Tear Strength (g/mil)
TD 500 10 300
MD 30 5 200
Surface Treatment (dyne) 36 - 38 36 – 38 42+
Barrier: O2 (cc/100 in2 /day)
220 120 500
H2O (gm/100 in2/day) 0.8 0.4 1.3

1 – Cast Film Extrusion 2 – Blown Film Extrusion
* Heat resistance of base polymer, dimensional stability may be affected depending upon orientation heat set temperature.


Cast film process involves extrusion of polymers melted through a flat die to form a thin, molten sheet or film. This film is "pinned" to the surface of a chill roll, typically water-cooled and chrome-plated by a blast of air from an air knife or vacuum box. The film quenches immediately and then has its edges slit prior to winding.

Because of the fast quench capabilities, a cast film generally has much better optics than a blown film and can be produced at higher line speeds. Also, the thickness tolerance can be maintained within (+/-) 5%, unlike (+/-) 15% in Blown process.

However, it has the disadvantage of higher scrap due to edge trim and very little film orientation in the cross-direction.

We can produce natural or colored films with, Cast HDPE, Cast LDPE, Cast Metallocene, Cast PP (CPP) and Cast Liner Low Density (LLDPE) grades. Our maximum width is 62” and 0.002”thru 0.020” thickness. We can also supply film with embossing on one side.

We are capable of co-extruding up to three layers (A:B:C, A:B:A, A:B or B:C) which can provide additional functional, protective, and decorative properties

Because of the custom nature of Cast films, it is not possible to provide TDS (Technical Data Sheet) or typical physical properties.

Typical Cast Gauge profile is displayed below: (0.020” LDPE)

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

E-mail: sales@blueridgefilms.com

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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