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Types of Barrier Films for Various Packaging Needs

Types of Barrier Films for Various Packaging Needs

The journey of a product, from its strategizing to the final output on the table, is long. This elongated journey also includes the risk of your product getting exposed to spoilage during picking, transit, packaging, or shipping.

Packaging plays a vital role in handling the products for long periods, like in the case of food products. While selecting the right packaging for your product, you must consider the barrier properties in mind to keep your product's integrity intact.

Barrier packaging films play a crucial role in extending the shelf life of your product. But how? What is so special about these barrier films that sets them apart? Let's read below.

Seal the Deal! - Role of Barrier Films in Packaging

Let's first understand why barrier films are so important for packaging!

Manufacturers use barrier films during packaging to protect their products from moisture, oxygen, light, gases, and other external factors that can damage them. These specialized films also help extend the shelf life of the products as they create a protective barrier that defends against factors like spoilage, oxidation, and degradation.

In 2022, the global market size of barrier films was around USD 25.8 billion. The market for barrier films has been steadily growing, thanks to its power to extend shelf life - working as a blessing for the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, electronics and cosmetic industries. The market for barrier films will reach approximately USD 43859.36 million by 2025, with a CAGR of 6.4% from 2020 to 2025.

So, barrier films ensure your product remains fresh, safe and undamaged while maintaining its quality and efficiency. In order to fulfil these requirements, there are various types of barrier films in the market. Let's take a look at the range of barrier films we offer.

Range of Barrier Films by Cosmo Film

The packaging industry relies mainly on three types of barrier films - Transparent Barrier Films, White Barrier Films and Metalized Barrier Films. Let's explore these types in detail.

1. Transparent Barrier Films:

These films are used in the packaging industry, where showcasing the product's appearance, colour, and texture is vital.


• Offer clear visibility of the product.

• Protect against moisture, oxygen, and gases.

• Chemical-resistant, keeping the product safe.

• Heat sealable, keeping the product secure.

• Flexible and durable while maintaining strength.

• Enhance the shelf appeal of the product.

Types of Transparent Barrier Films by Cosmo Films:

• Aroma Barrier Film

• Aroma & Oxygen Barrier Film

• High Barrier Film

2. White Barrier Films:

These white opaque cavitated BOPP films are treated on one side and coated with PVdC on the other.