New recycle-ready forming films boast carbon footprint reduction

By Gwen Ridler

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Amcor's new thermoforming films could cut carbon footprints by up to 80%
Amcor's new thermoforming films could cut carbon footprints by up to 80%

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New recycle-ready forming films can help manufacturers reduce their carbon footprint by up to 80% without compromising on food shelf life, according to developer Amcor.

Two new launches from the packaging producer – PrimeSeal and DairySeal Recycle-Ready Thermoforming Films – are suitable for meat, fish and dairy and are recyclable in most countries in Europe.

The new packaging is designed to be heat resistant up to 90 degrees c and is made with low Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer content, which Amcor claimed didn’t compromise the shelf life of perishable foods.

Certified recyclable

Highly transparent with a clear gloss, the film has been certified by German recycling firm Cyclos-HTP as recyclable within Polyethylene (PE) streams and reportedly offers an up to 80% lower carbon footprint when compared with existing PA/PE thermoforming films.

Ranging from 85 to 200 microns thicknesses with ‘custom-engineered forming’, the packaging is puncture and abrasion resistant for increased product protection.

“Meat, fish and dairy producers today are looking for better choices when it comes to more sustainable packaging,”​ said Rosalia Rosalinova, senior marketing manager at Amcor.

“As our customers look at ways of reducing their own carbon footprint, we are constantly evolving our product portfolio to support them. Our new thermoforming films offer both businesses and consumers a better choice when it comes to recycle-ready packaging.”

Food and drink packaging solutions

Amcor develops and produces responsible packaging solutions for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care, and other products. 

The company works with businesses around the world to protect their products and safeguard their consumers while helping to improve supply chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures and services.

Meanwhile, from the latest consumer trends to developments in sustainability and pricing, Food Manufacture explored the latest food and drink packaging developments in our Monthly round-up, The Complete Package.

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