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A lot of challenges and a strong need for technical innovations arise for the polymer films sector, mainly driven by the increasing functional demands that are caused by the trend to substitute heavy, but virtually impermeable packaging systems by lightweight and flexible ones. This is in order to achieve better barrier properties of flexible vacuum coated packagings against the permeation of gases and water vapour and to allow the use of abundant, less expensive and better recoverable substrate materials like polyolefines, thereby maintaining superior barrier properties.

By researching on a pre-competitive level, the main goals of the project were:
- to link industrial R&D activities ongoing in different companies,
- to achieve a better hand shake between industrial partners active along the process line,
- to jointly achieve improvements in the quality of products by simultaneous evaluation of process innovations in the production chain,
- to improve and to harmonize the techniques of measurement and testing, as layer thickness and adhesion, and
- to understand the relevant mechanism of permeation through films containing an inorganic barrier layer.

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