Golden Eagle offers hole punch macro-perforation for all types of flexible packaging. This allows for superior product ventilation that can be customized to your needs. Our hole punch perforation is designed to ensure a secure and even flow of air, keeping products fresh until they reach their final destination. We utilize macro-perforation technologies to provide an extended shelf life, increase ventilation and air circulation, decrease moisture build-up in a package, or a solution for all three.
By using macro-perforation, we can give films the optimal properties for the packaging of products for both food and industrial use. By using a specific manufacturing process, the quality of the film is significantly improved while also giving it properties such as being air permeable and flexible.
In addition, macro-perforation offers an advantage to manufacturers in terms of cost savings since it reduces energy consumption during production of packaging solutions. This process also provides four-dimensional ventilation capability which results in improved product shelf life. Its implementation meets environmental requirements as it helps reduce CO2 emissions compared to traditional methods used for forming plastics.
In short, macro-perforation technology can be seen as an efficient alternative to other technologies currently available on the market.
Our state-of-the-art, continuous motion punching system is fully automated and computer-controlled, delivering precise patterns and hole sizes every time. This unit can punch numerous flexible packaging materials, including coextruded films, custom film laminations, or raw materials such as BOPP, PET, LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, CPP, BON, mPET, Foil, PVDC, and many more.
Our punching unit has been integrated into one of our existing slitting lines, so we can punch and slit in one pass. We can punch perfectly symmetrical holes on a moving web, either to print registration or continuous linear lines, depending on production requirements.
We can punch hole diameters ranging from 3-10mm, with custom diameters up to 16mm. The size of holes in flexible packaging film can depend on the type of film, gauge, temperature, running speeds, and settings of the perforating machine. Our machine is capable of “programmable” patterns to accommodate almost any job.
Some products, such as fruit and vegetables, require high breathability or OTRs to extend their shelf life, and customizing a punch pattern can achieve that. Mulch bags are another example of products using punch holes. These holes are used for air circulation and to allow moisture and rain to penetrate the bag. The main applications of these products typically include maintaining respiration rates in produce and managing moisture levels/drying time in hot climates.
Our experts work closely with you to develop perfect, custom package solutions based on your unique requirements. When it comes to advanced packaging solutions, you can trust our team at Golden Eagle Extrusions Inc. to create smart packaging solutions that showcase your products while keeping them safe and secure throughout their journey.
Contact us today to learn more about our hole punch macro-perforation and other flexible packaging solutions for your business. We look forward to partnering with you to create the perfect product packaging solution for your needs.