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An updated simulation platform for multilayer films

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

This company has launched version 5.0 of its proprietary Bonfire Film Development Platform for modeling and simulating multilayer films. A free tool for value-chain collaborators, this platform speeds up the development of sustainable flexible packaging by helping designers and engineers shortlist formulations and reduce the number of physical trials. Specifically, the platform helps converters achieve sustainability goals through material reduction (downgauging), transition from multimaterial laminates to recyclable polyethylene (PE) structures and closing the loop with post-consumer resin (PCR) incorporation. Version 5.0 adds several new modules and enhancements, including: laminations structure builder; sealant dashboard; molecular architecture dashboard; and more. — NOVA Chemicals, Calgary, Alta., Canada