Peel effect using Verlet
Verlet, like nika ragua demonstrates, is a great solution to simulate cloth like materials, I’ve used Syflex on my last Peeling effects and the problem was always Syflex flexibility to create new types of forces. With Verlet you have that freedom because basically each vertex is a particle.
I’ve used a compound I built ages ago based on Bradley Gabe’s Vortex Control Tut, which spins particles around a curve. Here you have the scene (2014SP2) and the compound.