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Capran® PIR-1200RT film from AdvanSix contains 100% post-industrial recycled (PIR) raw materials while providing the same top performance and processability as Capran® 1200RT, its standard, non-recycled counterpart.

Capran® PIR-1200RT resin is a 0.47 mil (12 micron) biaxially oriented nylon 6 film for retort applications and packaging applications that require optimum protection and performance. Its features include a high gas barrier, excellent toughness and puncture resistance, and exceptional flex crack resistance and optics.

Polymer NameBOPA (Nylon) Film, Polyamide 6 (PA 6)

Labeling ClaimsContains PIR Resin, Recycled, Sustainable

Processing MethodsExtrusion, Stretch Films Extrusion, Thermoforming

Physical FormFilm

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

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Features & Benefits


Capran® PIR-1200RT is a 0.47 mil (12 micron) biaxially oriented nylon 6 film. It features a superior balance of properties, including high gas barrier, excellent toughness and puncture resistance, optical clarity, and exceptional flex crack resistance. Capran® PIR-1200RT is particularly recommended for retort applications and is well-suited for packaging applications requiring optimum protection and performance

Benefits of Using PIR-Grade Products from AdvanSix
  • No compromise in performance or processability
  • Greater recycled resin content less virgin resin) in end products
  • Smaller anticipated environmental footprint
  • No costly requalification needed for existing customers
  • No added food contact concerns
  • Cost-effective path to sustainability

Applications & Uses

Plastics & Elastomers Processing Methods
The Best of Both Worlds: Trusted Performance and Sustainability

New PIR-grade products from AdvanSix offer manufacturers an opportunity to get the best of both worlds: trusted performance AND a reduced environmental footprint.

Because these products offer the same excellent physical and mechanical properties as their traditional counterparts, customers can also expect:

  • A seamless path to producing more sustainable downstream products.
  • No costly requalification process.
  • No issues related to collection contamination or food contact.
  • No issues typically associated with post-consumer recycled nylon.


Now manufacturers have the means of retaining packaging performance with raw materials that can help improve their reputation for sustainability. See Table 1 for application examples.

Table 1: Opportunities for PIR-Grade Nylon 6 Products

Opportunities Application Examples
Products requiring compliance with FDA regulations
  • Food and medical packaging
Products having rigorous performance requirements
  • Thermoformed/shrink meat packaging
  • Medical device packaging
Packaging that is traditionally difficult to recycle
  • Bag-in-box beverage packaging
Applications that cannot tolerate contamination of color/odor
  • Light-colored carpets
  • Food packaging
Any end-product that customers want to align to their corporate sustainability goals.

Applications requiring:

  • Reduced virgin raw materials
  • Increased recycle content
  • Reduced environmental footprint


Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Average Thickness (Target, 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)12micronsAdvanSix Method
Average Thickness (Tolerance, 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)(±) 5%AdvanSix Method
Basis Weight (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)13.79g/sq.mAdvanSix Method
Coefficient of Friction - Kinetic (Film to Film, 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)0.5 - 0.9ASTM D-1894
Coefficient of Friction - Kinetic (Film to Metal, 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)0.2 - 0.3ASTM D-1894
Dimensional Stability - MD (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)max. 3.0%Hot air at 320ºF (160ºC), 5 mins
Dimensional Stability - TD (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)max. 2.5%Hot air at 320ºF (160ºC), 5 mins
Elongation at Break - MD (73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)80 - 110%ASTM D-882
Elongation at Break - TD (73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)80 - 110%ASTM D-882
Haze (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)max. 4.0%ASTM D-1003
Modulus Secant MD (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)1,724 - 2,413MPaASTM D-882
Modulus Secant TD (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)1,724 - 2,413MPaASTM D-882
Oxygen Transmission Rate (at 77ºF (25ºC), 0% RH)54 - 70cc/m²/dayASTM D-3985
Surface Tension Treated Side (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)min. 56dynes/cmASTM D-2578
Surface Tension Untreated Side (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)48 - 54dynes/cmASTM D-2578
Tensile Strength at Break - MD (73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)220 - 310MPaASTM D-882
Tensile Strength at Break - TD (73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)220 - 310MPaASTM D-882
Water Vapor Transmission Rate (at 100ºF (37.7ºC), 100% RH)357 - 403gm/m²/dayASTM F-1249
Yield (at 73°F (22.7°C), 50% RH)72.52sq.m/kgAdvanSix Method