Mondi Group has created a new fully-recyclable plastic laminate packaging material called BarrierPack Recyclable.
BarrierPack Recyclable has been developed for pre-made food pouches and FFS roll stock, and the brand claims the product has the same performance properties as conventional packaging materials.
Mondi developed the new product to address the issue of plastic waste without compromising on quality or functionality.
The material provides a strong moisture barrier as it utilises two layers of PE film, making the product suitable for dry food and food ingredient applications.
Carl Stonley, technical account manager at Mondi Consumer Goods Packaging said: “Our new laminate, BarrierPack Recyclable, is a leap forward for sustainable packaging.”
“In addition to being fully recyclable, it offers exceptional mechanical properties and is ideal for a range of packaging style formats.
“Constructed using two layers of PE film, BarrierPack Recyclable is a highly functional, flexible, packaging material that’s easy to open and reclose for consumer convenience.
“It’s functional in that the material is stiffer, stronger and lighter than a conventional PET/PE laminate of the same thickness and it can be formed directly on FFS machines, as well as used for pre-made packaging.”
Ton Emans, managing director at CeDo Recycling & president of plastics at Recyclers Europe, added: “The European Commission announced a strategy in January 2018 to ensure that all plastics packaging is recyclable by 2030.
“This innovation shows that flexible plastic packaging can become truly circular. Flexible material designed for recycling is key to enabling circularity to safeguard precious resources in Europe.”
“Mondi is committed to developing sustainable plastics using circular economy design approaches, so we are delighted to be able to bring this valuable innovation to market.”
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