Why valéron?

our three step process for manufacturing high strength, durability, and quality plastic films is the key to success.

Where performance
and durability matter.

Our proprietary manufacturing process is composed of 3 steps: Extrusion, Spiral Cutting, and Cross Lamination. We’ve refined this multi-step process since our inception at Essen, Belgium to ensure the highest quality film for our customers.

While other companies may only include one to two of these steps, we can ensure that our technology can offer the most superior film on the market. Scroll down below to see a visual analysis on our process.

Manufacturing Process

Step 1: Extrusion

High density polyethylene resin (HDPE) is extruded via the blown film process to form a tube. The tube is cooled and collapsed into a flat tube.

After the tube is flattened, it is fed into a multi stage orienter. During orientation, the film is stretched in the machine direction aligning the polyethylene molecules. The resulting film is very strong in the machine direction.

The oriented tube is then annealed and wound up. The annealing step removes stress in the film and controls shrinkage. The annealed film retains its high MD strength.

Step 2: Spiral Cutting

The next step of the process is spiral cutting. In this step, the flattened, oriented tube in unrolled, rotated and re-inflated to form a round tube.

As the film is fed forward and rotated, it is cut on a bias (around 45 degrees) and wound up. The spiral cut film’s orientation is at 45 degrees to the machine direction.

Step 3: Cross Lamination

Finished spiral cut rolls are mounted on corresponding spindles.

Films are fed through and laminated with an extruder with their orientation directions crossed at 90 degrees. The films are laminated together with a layer of polyethylene.

After lamination, film is surface treated for ink adhesion and graphic purposes. Finally, the film is wound on a core to estimated yardage.

Types of Products

Our most popular product, Valéron, is a cross-laminated polyolefin film that offers unparalleled performance in demanding specialty film industries worldwide.

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V-Max is a versatile and economical polyolefin film used in a variety of tag and label applications that is available in a variety of gauges.

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If none of our products satisfy your needs and you would like the ability to tailor film properties for unique applications, Valéron Laminations is the best way to go.

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