Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

FAQ

  • Do perforated bags have PROTECT technology?

    No, PROTECT technology is only present in PVC products and in the ALPFILM ZIPLOCK Zip Plastic Bag.

  • Can I buy the film with a thickness greater than that found on the website?

    Contact our sales team here to receive information and quotes for products that are not on the site.

  • Do you sell only the rail?

    Unfortunately the track cannot be sold separately.

  • Is the material BPA free?

    The products produced by AlpFilm do not have BPA. Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, is a substance that can cause damage to health if used incorrectly. However, contrary to what many believe, it is found only in one type of plastic: PCs (polycarbonates). Thus, when purchasing a plastic product, it is important to observe whether it complies with the applicable laws. Alpfilm plastic film, for example, complies with the Brazil / Mercosur legislation (Anvisa - RDC nº 17, 2008, and RDC nº 56, 2012) and with European legislation (European Directive 2002/72 / EC ).

  • Can I use plastic wrap in the microwave?

    Yea! You can use our microwave-stretchable PVC film. But in this case, the film cannot come into direct contact with the food. Our tip is that you use it only as a "lid" for the container. In addition, it is very important to make a hole in the film after covering the food or leaving a corner of your Alpfilm raised. Thus, the hot steam escapes and avoids the risk of burns when removing the plastic after heating! In our blogpost we explain in which appliances we can use the plastic film. Check out: https://www.alpfilm.com.br/posso-colocar-o-plastico-filme-dentro-de-quais-eletrodomesticos/

  • Why can't ALPFILM stretchable PVC films be accessible to children?

    It is not new: children are unpredictable! In an innocent joke they can wind up in the film. To avoid accidents, especially suffocation, the ideal is to keep children away from the movies.

  • Once packaged to last longer, does food need to go to the refrigerator?

    So, it depends on the food. There are some that can stay out of the refrigerator, away from extreme conditions of humidity and temperature (which facilitate the proliferation of microorganisms), and others do not. For example: it is not because you packed an apple that you could leave it exposed to the sun, as it would spoil much more quickly.

  • For food to last longer, should it be packed individually or in groups?

    For greater protection, the ideal is that the food is individually wrapped. As a group, oxygen will inevitably be trapped between them, and this will accelerate the deterioration process.

  • How long does the antibacterial action of ALPFILM stretchable PVC film last?

    The news is good: the duration is indeterminate. Since the film is shielded with antibacterial action, at the beginning of the manufacturing process, it remains strong and active throughout transport to the points of sale and also at your home or establishment.

  • The antibacterial action protects food from microorganisms that can cause disease. What are these microorganisms and the possible symptoms of these diseases?

    There are two bacteria that can enter the human body through contaminated food: E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus (or Staph aureus). Both can cause illnesses, such as cholera and food poisoning, as well as symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Therefore, it is better to use ALPFILM PROTECT and keep you and your family or clients well away from disease!

  • What is the difference between ALPFILM stretchable PVC films in relation to the others on the market?

    ALPFILM's films have the main differentials:

    • 100% in accordance with Anvisa and Europe standards for packaging in contact with food.
    • Antibacterial action that eliminates up to 99,96% of germs and microorganisms that cause diseases acquired through food contamination.
    • Excellent grip, elasticity and easy roll start.
    • Rail cutting system, with 100% Brazilian technology and developed by Alpes.

  • Are ALPFILM stretchable PVC films required to have a health registration with ANVISA?

    Health registration is not mandatory. According to Anvisa Resolution 27/2010, products code 4200071 (category "Packaging"), where ALPFILM stretchable PVC films are included, are released from having a health registration with ANVISA. The packaging must follow ANVISA's safety rules regarding food contact.

  • Are ALPFILM PVC films safe to health?

    ALPFILM PVC films are 100% in compliance with ANVISA's safety and quality standards and European directives for PVC stretch films that maintain contact with all types of food (meats, fish, chickens, cheeses, vegetables, grains and fruits).

  • Can I use ALPFILM stretchable PVC films in conventional ovens?

    For your safety, never put the product in the oven. No stretchable PVC film can be used in conventional ovens. Although PVC is harmless in itself, the film can melt and put your health at risk. So, no way!

  • What about the ALPFILM PROTECT Zip bag? Can he go to the microwave and the freezer / freezer?

    There is no problem taking the Alpfilm Protect Zip bags to the freezer or freezer. The logic is the same as for stretchable PVC films. However, the bags cannot go to the microwave in any case.

  • Can I use ALPFILM stretchable PVC films in the freezer / freezer?

    ALPFILM stretchable PVC films are ideal for separating small portions of food, such as meat, fish, chicken, pies and cakes, before they are frozen in glass bowls and plastic containers. ALPFILM keeps foods individualized so that they are more easily defrosted. Just remember that the "handle" of the film is compromised when it comes out of the freezer.

  • What is the delivery time for products purchased at ALPFILM's online store?

    The exit time from the store to the Post Office is up to five working days. It is important to note that ALPFILM has no power over the deadlines of the Post Office.

  • In what other establishments or situations is the use of ALFILM stretchable PVC films found?

    Did you know that ALPFILM PVC stretch films came out of the kitchens a long time ago? Today you can find them in doctors' offices, aesthetic centers and tattoo parlors, not only because of the size of the rollers, but mainly because of the antibacterial action. The Alpfilm Clinic, for example, was launched with a differentiated proposal: it is the first plastic film tested and dermatologically approved in Brazil. This means that professionals can use it on their clients' skin without worry, since the Clinic is hypoallergenic and offers maximum security.

  • Under what circumstances can the performance of ALPFILM stretch PVC film be compromised?

    To achieve maximum performance from ALPFILM PROTECT, avoid handling with hands or poorly sanitized surfaces. A food packaged by a poorly washed hand in a dirty sink tends, even if packed with ALPFILM PROTECT, to last less than another whose process has been done with total cleanliness.

  • Is there a difference in quality between professional and domestic PVC film?

    It is important for you to know that in terms of quality and raw material, there is none. The difference is in the thickness. The professional is sized for a use that will demand more from him.

  • In what situations should I avoid using stretchable PVC films?

    • In contact with any type of food in conventional ovens, pots, pots and pans at high temperature, as the film can melt and put your health at risk.
    • In the microwave, in direct contact with food, to defrost, heat or reheat them. There should always be a space between the film and the food.
    • For contact with meats, cheeses and some types of dough (croissants, cakes and shortbreads), check if the film has the certifications of the competent health agencies, such as ANVISA (in Brazil) and the European community.

  • Can I store stretchable PVC films anywhere?

    Because they are permeable, PVC films should not be stored close to chemicals, cleaning materials, insecticides and similar products, as this can alter the smell (odor) and modify the tasteless (tasteless) properties of the film. Therefore, a safe place for your film guarantees more protection for you, your customers and / or family.

  • What is the difference between PVC and PE stretch films?

    This question is very important! For you to understand in an uncomplicated way, PVC is the choice of most professionals and establishments that deal with food packaging, because these films are 95% suitable for use in any type of food product. In addition, its adhesion properties are greater than that of PE films. Therefore, the PE films developed by ALPFILM are recommended for more industrial uses, such as palletizing, packaging for beverages in general and rolls of perforated bags for bulk food (in the case of fairs and supermarkets). In the case of the Alpfilm Protect Zip type bag, it is also in the PE film line and also serves to store bulk food, with the difference that it can increase the shelf life of the food, as well as Alpfilm Protect PVC.

  • How is the ALPFILM PROTECT Zip bag different from other Zip bags on the market?

    The answer is quite simple: the Alpfilm Protect Zip bag is the only one on the market that offers bactericidal protection! This differential makes it an innovative product, since it manages to eliminate 99,96% of germs and microorganisms that cause diseases acquired through food contamination.

  • Are all stretch PVC films the same?

    They are not. There are very important differences to be considered. Among them, the most relevant are:

    • Stretch PVC films for contact with all types of food (including fatty foods, such as meats and cheeses) must comply with ANVISA's legislative standards (RDC nº 17, 2008, and RDC nº 105/99) and ideally also with the European guidelines (European Directive 2002/72 / EC). ALPFILM PVC films are in accordance with Brazilian as well as international standards.
    • So, be very attentive to imported and “cheap” products available on the market so as not to put your health and that of your family at risk. Plasticizers, which are the products to give flexibility to the film, MUST be on Anvisa's list and these, in most cases, have a higher cost than plasticizers that are not approved.

  • Why can't I use refills on the 50- and 100-meter household rail boxes?

    Refills are not recommended here, because domestic rail boxes with shorter length are more sensitive to handling and are designed to be discarded after the film ends.

  • Can I buy refills to use in the rail boxes?

    Yes, you can, only for semi-professional boxes with 28cm, 38cm or 45cm. In these cases, you will be able to purchase the stretch film (refill) corresponding to the size of your rail box. Thus, you can reuse it after the end of the life of the first roll (which comes with the box).

  • Is it possible to reuse the 300 meter rail box?

    Yes, as long as it is one of the semi-professional boxes with 28cm, 38cm or 45cm. Domestic rail boxes, with smaller length (50 and 100 meters), are more sensitive to handling and are designed to be used only once.

  • Is it possible to recycle the rail boxes?

    Yes, it's possible. ALPFILM cares about the environment, which is why our boxes are made of 100% recyclable material.

  • No, PROTECT technology is only present in PVC products and in the ALPFILM ZIPLOCK Zip Plastic Bag.

    Contact our sales team here to receive information and quotes for products that are not on the site.

    Unfortunately the track cannot be sold separately.

    The products produced by AlpFilm do not have BPA. Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, is a substance that can cause damage to health if used incorrectly. However, contrary to what many believe, it is found only in one type of plastic: PCs (polycarbonates). Thus, when purchasing a plastic product, it is important to observe whether it complies with the applicable laws. Alpfilm plastic film, for example, complies with the Brazil / Mercosur legislation (Anvisa - RDC nº 17, 2008, and RDC nº 56, 2012) and with European legislation (European Directive 2002/72 / EC ).

    Yea! You can use our microwave-stretchable PVC film. But in this case, the film cannot come into direct contact with the food. Our tip is that you use it only as a “cover” for the
    container. In addition, it is very important to make a hole in the film after covering the food or leaving a corner of your Alpfilm raised. Thus, the hot steam escapes and avoids the risk of burns when removing the plastic after the
    heating! 

    In our blogpost we explain in which appliances we can use the plastic film. Check out: https://www.temp6.sitetotal.com.br/posso-colocar-o-plastico-filme-dentro-de-quais-eletrodomesticos/

    It is not new: children are unpredictable! In an innocent joke they can wind up in the film. To avoid accidents, especially suffocation, the ideal is to keep children away from the movies.

    So, it depends on the food. There are some that can stay out of the refrigerator, away from extreme conditions of humidity and temperature (which facilitate the proliferation of microorganisms), and others do not. For example: it’s not because you packed
    an apple that can leave it exposed to the sun, as it will spoil much faster.

    For greater protection, the ideal is that the food is individually wrapped. As a group, oxygen will inevitably be trapped between them, and this will accelerate the deterioration process.

    The news is good: the duration is indeterminate. Once the film is shielded with the antibacterial action, at the beginning of the manufacturing process, it remains strong and active throughout the transport to the points of sale and also in the
    your home or business.

    There are two bacteria that can enter the human body through contaminated food: E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus (or Staph aureus). Both can cause illnesses, such as cholera and food poisoning, as well as symptoms
    such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Therefore, it is better to use ALPFILM PROTECT and keep you and your family or clients well away from disease!

    ALPFILM's films have the main differentials:

    • 100% in accordance with Anvisa and Europe standards for packaging in contact with food.
    • Antibacterial action that eliminates up to 99,96% of germs and microorganisms that cause diseases acquired through food contamination.
    • Excellent grip, elasticity and easy roll start.
    • Rail cutting system, with 100% Brazilian technology and developed by Alpes.

    Health registration is not mandatory. According to Anvisa Resolution 27/2010, products code 4200071 (category "Packaging"), where ALPFILM stretchable PVC films are included, are released from having a health registration with ANVISA. The packaging must follow ANVISA's safety rules regarding food contact.

    ALPFILM PVC films are 100% in compliance with ANVISA's safety and quality standards and European directives for PVC stretch films that maintain contact with all types of food (meats, fish, chickens, cheeses, vegetables, grains and fruits).

    For your safety, never put the product in the oven. No stretchable PVC film can be used in conventional ovens. Although PVC is harmless in itself, the film can melt and put your health at risk. So, no way!

    There is no problem taking the Alpfilm Protect Zip bags to the freezer or freezer. The logic is the same as for stretchable PVC films. However, the bags cannot go to the microwave in any case.

    ALPFILM stretchable PVC films are ideal for separating small portions of food, such as meat, fish, chicken, pies and cakes, before they are frozen in glass bowls and plastic containers. ALPFILM keeps foods individualized so that they are more easily defrosted. Just remember that the "handle" of the film is compromised when it comes out of the freezer.

    The exit time from the store to the Post Office is up to five working days. It is important to note that ALPFILM has no power over the deadlines of the Post Office.

    Did you know that ALPFILM PVC stretch films came out of the kitchens a long time ago? Today you can find them in doctors' offices, aesthetic centers and tattoo parlors, not only because of the size of the rollers, but mainly because of the antibacterial action.

    The Alpfilm Clinic, for example, was launched with a differentiated proposal: it is the first plastic film tested and dermatologically approved in Brazil. This means that professionals can use it on their clients' skin without worry, since the Clinic is hypoallergenic and offers maximum security.

    To achieve maximum performance from ALPFILM PROTECT, avoid handling with hands or poorly sanitized surfaces. A food packaged by a poorly washed hand in a dirty sink tends, even if packed with ALPFILM PROTECT, to last less than another whose process has been done with total cleanliness.

    It is important for you to know that in terms of quality and raw material, there is none. The difference is in the thickness. The professional is sized for a use that will demand more from him.

    • In contact with any type of food in conventional ovens, pots, pots and pans at high temperature, as the film can melt and put your health at risk.
    • In the microwave, in direct contact with food, to defrost, heat or reheat them. There should always be a space between the film and the food.
    • For contact with meats, cheeses and some types of dough (croissants, cakes and shortbreads), check if the film has the certifications of the competent health agencies, such as ANVISA (in Brazil) and the European community.

    Because they are permeable, PVC films should not be stored close to chemicals, cleaning materials, insecticides and similar products, as this can alter the smell (odor) and modify the tasteless (tasteless) properties of the film. Therefore, a safe place for your film guarantees more protection for you, your customers and / or family.

    This question is very important! For you to understand in an uncomplicated way, PVC is the choice of most professionals and establishments that deal with food packaging, because these films are 95% suitable for use in any type of food product. In addition, its adhesion properties are greater than that of PE films.

    Therefore, the PE films developed by ALPFILM are recommended for more industrial uses, such as palletizing, packaging for beverages in general and rolls of perforated bags for bulk food (in the case of fairs and supermarkets).

    In the case of the Alpfilm Protect Zip type bag, it is also in the PE film line and also serves to store bulk food, with the difference that it can increase the shelf life of the food, as well as Alpfilm Protect PVC.

    The answer is quite simple: the Alpfilm Protect Zip bag is the only one on the market that offers bactericidal protection! This differential makes it an innovative product, since it manages to eliminate 99,96% of germs and microorganisms that cause diseases acquired through food contamination.

    They are not. There are very important differences to be considered. Among them, the most relevant are:

    • Stretch PVC films for contact with all types of food (including fatty foods, such as meats and cheeses) must comply with ANVISA's legislative standards (RDC nº 17, 2008, and RDC nº 105/99) and ideally also with the European guidelines (European Directive 2002/72 / EC). ALPFILM PVC films are in accordance with Brazilian as well as international standards.
    • So, be very attentive to imported and “cheap” products available on the market so as not to put your health and that of your family at risk. Plasticizers, which are the products to give flexibility to the film, MUST be on Anvisa's list and these, in most cases, have a higher cost than plasticizers that are not approved.

    Refills are not recommended here, because domestic rail boxes with shorter length are more sensitive to handling and are designed to be discarded after the film ends.

    Yes, you can, only for semi-professional boxes with 28cm, 38cm or 45cm. In these cases, you will be able to purchase the stretch film (refill) corresponding to the size of your rail box. So, you can reuse it after the end of the
    service life of the first roll (which comes with the box).

    Yes, as long as it is one of the semi-professional boxes with 28cm, 38cm or 45cm. Domestic rail boxes, with smaller length (50 and 100 meters), are more sensitive to handling and are designed to be used only once.

    Yes, it's possible. ALPFILM cares about the environment, which is why our boxes are made of 100% recyclable material.