Amcor builds new line for sustainable shrink bags and films

By Bethan Grylls

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New line added to Amcor Swansea site to aid sustainable packaging in meat and cheese
New line added to Amcor Swansea site to aid sustainable packaging in meat and cheese

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The global packaging company has invested in a new line for shrink bags and films to bring greater sustainability to meat and cheese packaging.

Amcor has built a new line for PVdC-free shrink bags and films for meat and cheese at its site in Swansea, in an effort to offer a more sustainable alternative.

Along with a high barrier PVdC-free formulation, the material is said to be thinner whilst boasting “exceptional” ​optical properties.

Against a backdrop of stubbornly high food waste figures, Amcor’s range of PrimeSeal shrink bags and films are designed to extend shelf life of highly perishable commodities such as meat. It has also included another version which is said to be "extra-robust" - ​PrimeSeal Crystal Shield - and extend the shelf-life of all types of meat and non-gassing cheese with additional protection from punctures and leakage.

Commenting on the investment, Robert Kleinschmidt, vice president of the meat, fish & poultry business unit of Amcor, said: “With our latest shrink line, we can now produce thinner, PVdC-free shrink bags and films that not only maintain the same transparency and protective qualities as existing solutions but also surpass them in terms of performance and reduced plastic usage.”

This latest move expands the company’s existing PVdC-free portfolio for meat and cheese and follows its other recent sustainability-focused announcement which will see the brand developing low-carbon screwcaps in collaboration with Aludium​.

Rosalia Rosalinova, senior marketing manager added: “The investment in this new production line demonstrates our dedication to our customers and to offering more sustainable packaging for the meat and dairy industries.”

The new production line will deliver several products in Amcor’s PrimeSealpackaging range for meat and DairySeal packaging range for cheese, including Crystal Shield 75 shrink bag, Eco-Tite, Cook-Tite, Flow-Tite, and Form-Tite.

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