Thermoforming film

In early 2007 TDX added the ability to supply the Thermoforming industry with PET film to its range of services with the installation of a PET extrusion line.

At TDX our Thermoforming film business is based on core principles of quality, customer service, environmental responsibility and food safety. These principles drive the continuous development of our films division and enable us to provide customers with a high quality product to the highest standards of customer service while meeting environmental and legislative requirements.

By adhering to these core principles, demand for our films has grown significantly leading to rapid growth of our films business. Today we have 18’000MT of PET film capacity at our Gateshead based manufacturing plant supplying customers in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

A UK Manufacturing location, with excellent transport links, means TDX is geographically close to its customer base providing a more flexible and reliable source of PET film with shorter lead times and lower transport costs.

We offer a range of PET products for most Thermoforming applications ranging from high clarity food packaging and specialist recycled products to non-food applications. All products are available with options such as anti-block by means of master batch, silicone coating and anti-fog coating.


Quality and Compliance

At TDX our PET films extrusion business is based on the core principles of quality, customer service, environmental responsibility and food safety. By making these core principles central to everything we do, TDX has developed a culture of high quality manufacturing and stringent food safety compliance.
All PET films are manufactured in our state of the art BRC/IOP (Grade A Classification) accredited manufacturing facility. All peripheral activities such as warehousing and granulation are conducted off-site at our adjacent logistics centre to provide optimum focus on quality of extrusion operations and ensure the highest hygiene levels.

TDX has invested significantly in its Quality personnel and laboratory to ensure the highest levels of raw materials testing, in process checks and finished goods quality assurance.

Recently TDX has invested in Starlinger/Viscotec’s Decon 50 decontamination technology. This enables TDX to manufacture RPET film using non-food grade hot washed post-consumer PET feedstock without the concern of having to rely on a questionable functional barrier layer. The TDX recycling process has been subject to a ‘challenge test’ scrutinised by the Fraunhofer Institute and the subsequent expert opinion letter from Dr Frank Welle of the Fraunhofer Institute is central to the technical dossier submitted to EFSA for evaluation. This investment and level of due diligence ensures that our customers can be satisfied that all TDX products including post-consumer recycled PET are compliant with the very latest EC legislation.

Products

Material Description Specifications Properties / Benefits
apet
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Specifications
Migration certificate
Heavy metals
FDA Certificate
Product Safety Datasheet

Co-extruded PET with no post consumer content for excellent transparency. Material Thickness 180mu – 1.2mm Excellent gas barrier properties
Gauge Tolerance 180mu – 400mu +/- 5% A-B-A structure with virgin PET capping layer for optimal sealing and cutting performance
> 400mu +/- 3% Excellent Optics
Sheet Width 300mm – 1100mm Suitable for deep drawn products
Width Tolerance 1% +/- Suitable for frozen applications
Core Dimensions 3″ (76mm) or 6″ (152mm) Available with anti-fog/mist surface coating
Packing Specification Tailored to Customer Applications: Pre-formed food trays, Medical, Personal Care, Non Food, Thermoform – Fill – Seal
Anti-Block Silicon or Masterbatch  
Roll Diameter Max 1000mm O/D
recoupetRead more…Request a quotation

Specifications

Black

Migration certificate
Heavy metals
FDA Certificate
Product Safety Datasheet

Clear

Migration certificate
Heavy metals
FDA Certificate
Product Safety Datasheet

A specially formulated R-PET sheet unique to TDX . Significant investment in the latest Supercleaning technology enables TDX to manufacture RPET sheet with 90% recycled content (70% Post Consumer Content) and maintain excellent product quality and processing characteristics. Material Thickness 180mu – 1.2mm Excellent gas barrier properties
Gauge Tolerance 180mu – 400mu +/- 5% A-B-A structure with virgin PET capping layer for optimal sealing and cutting performance
> 400mu +/- 3% Processed using an EFSA (EC 282/2008) registered supercleaning process
Sheet Width 300mm – 1100mm Lower carbon impact compared to virgin material
Width Tolerance 1% +/- 90% recycled content
Core Dimensions 3″ (76mm) or 6″ (152mm) 70% post consumer content
Packing Specification Tailored to Customer Post consumer content food approved without the need for virgin capping layer
Anti-Block Silicon or Masterbatch Available with anti-fog/mist surface coating
Roll Diameter Max 1000mm O/D Applications: Pre-formed food trays, Medical, Personal Care, Non Food, Thermoform – Fill – Seal
Recoupet Hi - CRead more…Request a quotation

Specifications
Migration certificate
Heavy metals
FDA Certificate
Product Safety Datasheet

TDX has further developed its successful Recoupet formulation to produce a Hi-Clarity variant for higher end applications. Recoupet Hi – C retains all of the environmental benefits of Recoupet but with improved optics. Material Thickness 180mu – 1.2mm Excellent gas barrier properties
Gauge Tolerance 180mu – 400mu +/- 5% > 400mu +/- 3% A-B-A structure with virgin PET capping layer for optimal sealing and cutting performance
> 400mu +/- 3% Processed using an EFSA (EC 282/2008) registered supercleaning process
Sheet Width 300mm – 1100mm Lower carbon impact compared to virgin material
Width Tolerance 1% +/- 90% recycled content
Core Dimensions 3″ (76mm) or 6″ (152mm) 70% post consumer content
Packing Specification Tailored to Customer Post consumer content food approved without the need for virgin capping layer
Anti-Block Silicon or Masterbatch Available with anti-fog/mist surface coating
Roll Diameter Max 1000mm O/D Applications: Pre-formed food trays, Medical, Personal Care, Non Food, Thermoform – Fill – Seal
apet - pe
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Specifications
Migration certificate
Heavy metals
FDA Certificate
Product Safety Datasheet

Co-extruded PET with no post consumer content for excellent transparency. LDPE lamination enables optimum heat seal integrity in pre-formed trays and thermoform – fill – seal applications. APET Material Thickness 180mu – 700mu Excellent gas barrier properties
Gauge Tolerance 180mu – 400mu +/- 5% > 400mu +/- 3% A-B-A structure with virgin PET capping layer for optimal sealing and cutting performance
> 400mu +/- 3% EVOH Barrier available on request
PE Material Thickness 30mu – 100mu Applications: Pre-formed food trays, Medical, Personal Care, Non Food, Thermoform – Fill – Seal
PE Gauge Tolerance .+/- 10%  
Sheet Width 300mm – 1100mm
Width Tolerance 1% +/-
Core Dimensions 3″ (76mm) or 6″ (152mm)
Packing Specification Tailored to Customer
Anti-Block Silicon or Masterbatch
Roll Diameter Max 1000mm O/D
Recoupet PERead more…Request a quotation

Specifications
Migration certificate
Heavy metals
FDA Certificate
Product Safety Datasheet

A specially formulated R-PET sheet unique to TDX . Significant investment in the latest Supercleaning technology enables TDX to manufacture RPET sheet with 90% recycled content (70% Post Consumer Content) and maintain excellent product quality and processing characteristics. The addition of LDPE lamination enables optimum heat seal integrity in pre-formed trays and thermoform – fill – seal applications. APET Material Thickness 180mu – 700mu Excellent gas barrier properties
Gauge Tolerance 180mu – 400mu +/- 5% > 400mu +/- 3% Excellent sealing properties
> 400mu +/- 3% EVOH Barrier available on request
PE Material Thickness 30mu – 100mu Processed using an EFSA (EC 282/2008) registered supercleaning process
PE Gauge Tolerance .+/- 10% Lower carbon impact compared to virgin material
Sheet Width 300mm – 1100mm 90% recycled content
Width Tolerance 1% +/- 70% post consumer content
Core Dimensions 3″ (76mm) or 6″ (152mm) Post consumer content food approved without the need for virgin capping layer
Packing Specification Tailored to Customer Applications: Pre-formed food trays, Medical, Personal Care, Non Food, Thermoform – Fill – Seal
Anti-Block Silicon or Masterbatch
Roll Diameter Max 1000mm O/D
Eco-form
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Specifications
Migration certificate
Heavy metals
FDA Certificate
Product Safety Datasheet

TDX has formulated Eco – Form to provide a lower cost alternative to conventional APET / RPET. Available in opaque or coloured material, Eco – Form has excellent processing characteristics and a lower density that APET/ RPET. Material Thickness 180mu – 1.2mm A-B-A structure with virgin PET capping layer for optimal sealing and cutting performance
Gauge Tolerance 180mu – 400mu +/- 5% > 400mu +/- 3% Ease of forming leadign to higher cycle speeds
> 400mu +/- 3% Ease of cutting resulting in less wear on steel rule knives
Sheet Width 300mm – 1100mm Improved impact resistance at low temperatures compared to APET/RPET
Width Tolerance 1% +/- 90% recycled material
Core Dimensions 3″ (76mm) or 6″ (152mm) Utilses post industrial APET/PE recyclate to reduce a major source of landfill waste
Packing Specification Tailored to Customer Available in opaque or colours
Anti-Block Silicon or Masterbatch Retains excellent gas barrier properties
Roll Diameter Max 1000mm O/D Application: SOT’s, Insert Trays, Confectionery, Pre-formed food trays, Non Food Trays.

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