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Irplast will be exhibiting at IPACK-IMA 2018: high tech solutions and higher production capacity to respond to the growing international demand

Irplast showcases its full range of products: from BOPP films and roll-fed labels through printed adhesive tapes and multipack solutions. Recent significant investments have been made in R&D Department to strengthen cutting-edge technological know-how, as well as productivity increase, technology investments and its vertically integrated business model.


Florence, May 29th2018 – Cutting-edge technological know-how and higher productivity are the topics at which Irplast aims for growth in the coming years. From the 29th May to the 1st June,  Irplast will be exhibiting at Ipack-Ima in Milan (Hall 4 – Stand A37 B40), which includes five exhibitions this year (Ipack-Ima, Meat-Tech, Plast, Intralogistica Italia and Print4All). The Company will showcase its whole range of BOPP films, printed adhesive tapes and roll-fed labels. The versatility of this Fair edition represents for Irplast – a vertically integrated company from film extrusion to printing processes – the best opportunity to propose its entire range of solutions to its stakeholders. The Company’s development plan, with the increase of production capacity, the new tailor-made eco-friendly BOPP products, the new energy cogeneration systems and the improved recycling processes of raw materials at the extrusion level, have assured Irplast a “green” and “high-tech” positioning at both national and international levels. Latest significant investments in new rotogravure and flexo printing machines, allow the Company to serve major multinationals offering a non-stop reliable production system.




Label Tape Shrink: BOPP/MD heat shrinkable roll fed labels (pre-glued or standard) as ideal solution for contoured containers, for the beverage and dairy sectors. The solution is eligible for customizing shaped containers in tinplate or aluminum, as for Friesland Campina’ condensate milk and it is also an eco friendly alternative to using PET-G Shrink Sleeves.

Multipack “Take Away”: a BOPP band for multipack packages, suitable for all types of containers. Its function is to increase exposure of the brand and to bundle up to 6 units at a time. It is a valuable solution to group and sell together more product units, while maintaining brand integrity.


BOPP TAMPER EVIDENT (carton sealing): a BOPP anti-tampering adhesive tape available in different colours. BOPP TAMPER EVIDENT is printable and customizable and it is used as anti-counterfeiting system for e-commerce and air shipments, responding to recent airfreight regulations. The bi-oriented polypropylene support film is produced in Italy by Irplast, a further guarantee of continuity in the supply and of the constant technical specifications.


Food Contact Tape: a polypropylene adhesive tape working also as a label, suitable for contact with all kinds of food. It also conveys brand image right to the moment of food consumption thus becoming an effective branding tool and it enables grouping together more products. Printed and customizable by Irplast itself in a BRC certified plant, it is made of bi-oriented polypropylene film. It meets the new regulations on the limits of migration of substances from  packaging to food, without altering it or leaving residues after removal. It can also be applied by automatic machines, thus reducing time-to-market. Food Contact Tape is addressed to large-scale retail trade and food producers who want to make effective branding policies without neglecting costs.


NENV: the first S-BOPP film for window envelopes developed with a production process that cannot be replicated with any other technologies, employing a unique extrusion line (LISIM-Brückner), customized by Irplast, that guarantees reduced film thickness, lower costs and application performance equal to those of polystyrene. It has been certified by USA and European postal authorities. Born from the vast experience of Irplast in the development of special simultaneously bi-oriented polypropylene films, NENV reduces the thickness of the plastic material used, adding to the benefits of the specific weight of BOPP film. The high level of adhesion to any paper substrate with various kinds of glue has confirmed the excellent processing of the film. More advantageous than PS, for the cost of raw materials used, according to the latest ICIS data, it is available in both glossy and matt options.


Irplast is an Italian company focused on “specialty” packaging for food, beverage, detergent and tobacco sectors and one of the world’s leading manufacturer of simultaneous bi-oriented polypropylene film, vertically integrated from film extrusion to printing processes. The Company is one of Europe’s leading players in the production and printing of BOPP shrinkable pre-glued roll-fed labels and printed adhesive tapes. With its headquarters in Empoli (Florence, Italy),  Irplast successfully operates even with multi-packaging solutions and shrink sleeves. Irplast  boasts a long consolidated experience in complex international projects and rely on a highly specialized team of technologists with excellent know-how in design, implementation and on-site assistance. Due to a development plan – including the acquisition of new printing machines (flexo and rotogravure) – Irplast has reduced time to market and has developed high tech solutions. The strategy has allowed to increase the operational flexibility to support main multinationals searching for the most functional and cost-effective solutions. Irplast avails itself of over 360 employees, working in its 3 fully automated production sites: one based in Empoli (Florence), specialized in printing labels and adhesive tapes, with a production capacity of over 350 million square meters, and two in Atessa (Chieti) with an overall production capacity of 50,000 tons of BOPP film/year. The  turnover in 2017 reached 93 million Euros, more than half of which generated by the BOPP Film Business Unit focused on the production of BOPP film specialty and the remaining divisions LABEL TECH (roll-fed labels and multipack solutions) and PRINT TAPE (adhesive tapes). More than 75% of the production is allocated to the international market.