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Glopak, Inc. has developed and patented a multilayer polyethylene sheet
with the look and feel of paper. The material can be substituted for paper
in a multitude of applications such as food wrapping paper sheet material,
stitched multi-wall paper bags, manufacturing packaging applications,
labels, folders, and a variety of other product forms. This paper-feel
plastic sheet can be easily printed on, and is substantially
less expensive than paper.
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Glopak projects that the paper-feel plastic is ideally
suited for use in food packaging, including cartons and multilayer bags of
- Paper-Feel has a substantial cost advantage over paper in most
- Paper-Feel meets a large, well-defined market need.
Paper-Feel is a multi-layer sheet formed from an outer
layer, a middle layer, and an inner layer. The layers are mostly
polyethylene with admixtures of pigment and a finely granulated material
adapted to give the feel of paper. The percent of granulated material and
pigment decreases by layer, with the outer layer containing the most. The
granulated material imparts the look and feel of paper to the outer layer,
including reflective qualities and texture.
The sheet can be made from linear low-density
polyethylene, high-density polyethylene, or a mixture of both, depending on
the intended application. Some layers may also include a filler to assist in
forming the end product.
The sheet can also be made to meet specific food
packaging requirements such as low oxygen and water vapor transmission
The granular texture of the
outer layer increases its coefficient of friction. Bags made from Paper-Feel
do not slip as easily as ordinary plastic bags, allowing for easy stacking
Paper-Feel offers an ideal solution to packaging of foods
and pet foods in a wide range of sizes and shapes.
The materials and manufacturing process are
protected by three US patents,
The Company is seeking qualified licensees to bring
their innovative new paper-feel plastic sheet into commercial use. For more
Dr. Stephen P.
1768 East 25th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
216-881-8521 - Phone
216-881-8522 - Fax