Alpha Marathon announces a complete high performance barrier extrusion line will be commissioned destined for the Asian market in June 2016 which utilizes 50% less nylon and 40% less adhesive achieving equivalent OTR performance compared to current technology.

"Nanodie technology" - said Domenic Marzano, President at Alpha Marathon - allows our customers to do "better with less" which in this case is a reduction of the two most expensive raw materials in a new high performance film structure.

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Scanning Electron Microscope image of alternating EVOH/Nylon layers totalling 6 microns

 

The "nanodie" comprising of over 80 layers fed by five different materials is configured to produce:

  • Ultra-thin gauge barrier lidding stock
  • Lowest cost general purpose barrier packaging
  • "Deep draw" thermoforming barrier webs with exceptional clarity

"This is the cumulative result of 3 years of film development in close collaboration with our customer” - said Michael Taylor, Technical Director at Alpha Marathon - in an effort to maximize barrier performance with minimal materials.

“Better with Less” Nanodie Technology is a customer driven project and is part of Alpha Marathon’s commitment to deliver solutions enhancing profitability for its customers.

If you’re interested to learn how Alpha Marathon "Better with Less" Nano-Layer Die Technology can improve your products and cost structure, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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