MDO (machine direction orientation) technology is an excellent example of how we can offer customers more sustainable products. The film is manufactured in such a way that, following normal extrusion, it can be stretched by as much as 600% lengthwise.

Using the MDO process results in thinner, stiffer and stronger film and is a great example of what we have done to reduce the amount of raw material, a consequence of which is a reduction in the amount of material customers and end users are required to dispose of.

For insulation packaging material, we use MDO film to reduce the film thickness by 50% without compromising its mechanical properties. Stronger films enable our customers to compress insulation material, resulting in more economical transportation of goods. MDO films are also used in monolaminates to enable easier recycling. This compares well with traditional multilayer packaging solutions comprising aluminum and paper layers, which have proved difficult to recycle and require a lot of energy to produce.

Please contact your local sales representative for more information about our high performing MDO films.