Twist wrapping of candy is not a new concept. It has been available for about a hundred years, and there are still Model K machines in use today that were built in the early 1900s. Wax paper was the preferred material back then, and a few decades later cellophane became the benchmark material for twist wrapping with its natural twist, high gloss, and excellent machinability. Over the years, cellophane became less and less prevalent due to high cost and environmental factors. In the 1980s, cast polypropylene (CPP) became one of the leading twist wrapping materials. With high gloss and clarity, and significantly lower cost, CPP was used extensively for pre-formed hard candy. However, certain cut’n wrap applications and more complex shapes of chocolates have struggled to run CPP Twist Wrap, leaving the manufacturer stuck with either expensive cellophane or PVC, which is becoming increasingly unpopular, and even banned, due to environmental and health concerns.
Designed specifically to compete with cellophane and pick up where other materials have failed in the past, UltraWrap is a 5-layer cast modified, high-crystalline polyethylene based film. UltraWrap is almost a decade in the making, and is a proprietary material without the high cost or environmental impact of other twist materials like cellophane or PVC. It has excellent stiffness, twist and dead fold properties, and features high clarity and gloss. UltraWrap is a very stable material, and will not dry out and turn brittle in low-humidity conditions. The material works very well on the majority of twist wrap machines on the market today, including cut ‘n wrap machines for taffy and caramels. UltraWrap is also ideal for wrapping chocolates and pre-formed confection. UltraWrap is available in clear, printed, metallized, stripe metallized, and D-Met. At Multifilm, we have experience with virtually all makes and models of twist wrappers on the market, and we can help you choose the right machine, material, and design to give your product the look that will sell.