FIFTY SHADES

OF GREEN

... packaging ..."

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fifty shades of green packaging
 
 

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING solutions

sustainability

# marine litter

# climate change

# CO2 foot print

# limited fossil resources

# circular economy

# sustainable plastic economy

recyclable plastic packaging why ?

". . . global commitment calls for a circular economy based on responsible and sustainable use of plastics ..."

EU PLASTICS STRATEGY

In 2018, the European Commission announced the

EUROPEAN STRATEGY FOR PLASTICS IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY to ensure that all plastic packaging is recyclable by 2030.

 

This strategy is gradually being implemented in directives and national laws with shorter deadlines.

GERMAN PACKAGING ACT

The correspondingly adopted GERMAN PACKAGING ACT (VerpackG) which came into effect in 2019, requires the responsible recycling schemes by providing financial incentives to promote:

 

- the use of materials and material combinations that enable to recycle the highest possible percentage, taking into account the sorting and recycling practice.

 

- use of recyclates and renewable raw materials.

. . . be ready to comply with current and future directives . . .

sustainable packaging how ?

OUR FOCUS

  max recyclability / substitution

 

Substitution of non-recyclable multi-material composites with
fully recyclable mono-material / mono-polymer laminate structures. all-PE, all-PP

Creating the best conditions for a real and maximum recycling

  reduction / downgauging

Reduction of packaging mass & volume.

Both the reduction of film layers as well as material downgauging of individual layers

lead to a reduction of carbon footprint and total cost.

  use of recyclates & renewable raw materials

PCR (post consumer recycled) and/or PIR (post industrial recycled) content.

Renewable bio based plastics content such as Bio PE

 

DESIGN FOR RECYCLING

flexible packaging

Smart solutions are required to create recyclable packaging while maintaining the multifunctionality of conventional multi-layer packaging including necessary physical and mechanical properties.

   mono material packaging solutions

Our printed & laminated mono material rollstock solutions are

designed for recycling and optimized to be used for a big range of horizontal and vertical form fill & seal (FFS) applications, flow wrapping or lidding. e.g.:

 •  Stand-up pouches,

 •  gusseted pouches,

 •  3-side seal pouches 

 •  quad seal 

   wet-wipes

   etc.

 •  available in in various suited combinations such as:

   films for printers / converters

   printed & laminated roll stock FFS films

   pre-made pouches | incl. zip

 •  including slight or high water-vapor & oxygen barriers

Applicable layer thicknesses and finishing can be combined as desired according to individual specifications and requirements.

The selection requires extensive advice.

maximum recyclability
roll stock films for recycling
printed roll stock laminates recyclable
recyclable mono material pouches
design for recycling

Following some typical application examples &

product range

   common non-recyclable multi-material structures

   the relevant sustainable mono-material options

conventional duplex laminate multi-material structures . . .

duplex laminate structure
non-recyclable
  OPA / PE

 •  OPA

 •  LLDPE

lid foils films
duplex laminate structure
non recyclable
  PET / PE

 •  PET

 •  LLDPE

SUP, wet-wipes, gusseted pouches
duplex laminate structure
non recyclable
  OPP / PE

 •  BOPP

 •  LLDPE

* conditionally downcyclable as PO with low value

SUP, tubular bags, flat bags

recyclable duplex mono-material option   all PE

design for recycling
sustainable duplex laminate structure
  MDO-PE / PE

   MDO-PE

 •  LLDPE

all pe fully recyclable
full recyclability

MDO-PE replaces OPP, PET, OPA etc.

MDO PE/PE laminate is our most flexible sustainable solution for creating

all PE = fully recyclable tailored pouches.

We combine balanced thickness and barriers of

MDO-PE & LLDPE layers according to your product, sizes and further specific requirement. 

MDO: machine-direction-orientation

•  benefits

  designed for recycling

  all PE = fully recyclable

  downgauging options / material reduction

  EU directives complient

  suitable for existing processes

  printing options roto flexo digital 

full pe pouch
  MDO PE films

 

 

 •  available in 20 - 25 - 30 µm

 •  roll stock films for lamination

 •  various high barrier options, transparent, metallized

 •  printed & laminated roll stock FFS films 

 •  pre-made pouches 

mdo film technology

request more information about supperior MDO-PE features . . .

recyclable duplex mono-material option all PP

design for recycling

sealable

  OPP / OPP
full recyclability
  OPP / CPP
full recyclability
all pp fully recyclable

* where suitable collection & recycling scheme is in place 

available in various suited combinations as:

 •  printed & laminated roll stock films

 •  Pre-made Pouches

•  benefits

  designed for recycling

  all PP = fully recyclable*

  downgauging options / material reduction

  EU directives complient

  suitable for existing processes

  printing options roto, flexo, digital

conventional triplex & duplex barrier laminate structures . . .

  PET / ALU / PE

   PET

   ALU

   LLDPE

triplex laminate structure
non-recyclable
pet-food food non-food
  PET / met PET / PE
triplex laminate structure metallized

   PET(OPP)

   met PET

   LLDPE

non-recyclable
stand-up pouches, quad-seal,  tubular bags
duplex laminate including evoh
  PET / PE + EVOH

 •  PET

 •  PE+ EVOH

 

non-recyclable
SUP, wet-wipes, gusseted pouches

recyclable barrier mono-material option  all PE

design for recycling
  MDO-PE / PE+EVOH
  MDO-PE+barrier coating / PE
  MDO-PE / met MDO-PE / PE
full recyclability
full recyclability
all pe fully recyclable
excellent water-vapour and oxygen barrier
full recyclability
•  benefits

  designed for recycling

  all PE = fully recyclable

  superior water-vapor WVTR & oxygen OTR barrier

  EU directives complient

  downgauging options

  suitable for existing processes

  printing options roto flexo digital

all pe pouch
water-vapour and oxygen barrier
available in various suited combinations as:

 •  roll stock films for lamination

 •  Barrier & met MDO PE available in 20 - 25 - 30 µm

 •  printed & laminated roll stock FFS films

 •  Pre-made Pouches

sustainable barrier mono-material option  all PP

design for recycling
  OPP / OPP+EVOH
full recyclability
all pp fully recyclable
•  benefits

  designed for recycling

  all PP = fully recyclable*

  WVTR & OTR barrier

  EU directives complient

  suitable for existing processes

  printing options roto flexo digital

available in various suited combinations as:

 •  printed & laminated roll stock 

 •  Pre-made Pouches

* where suitable collection & recycling scheme is in place 

mono sealable paper / slight barrier / recyclable . . .

  PAPER + sealing & barrier coating
full recyclability
all paper recyclable
•  benefits

  designed for recycling

  all PAPER = recyclable

  EU directives complient

  downgauging options

  suitable for existing processes

  printing options roto flexo digital

available in various suited combinations as:

 •  printed roll stock 

 •  Pre-made Pouches

contact us for more individual recyclable structures & applications . . .

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