Amcor’s new recyclable high barrier packaging replaces PET and Aluminium layers to reduce the designs overall carbon footprint by 64%.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.healthcarepackaging.com
Amcor has announced the launch of its new AmLite highly recyclable packaging!
This new high barrier packaging is the first in a line of more sustainable polyolefin based packaging film products.
The new high barrier laminate is suitable for packaging a range for food products as well as pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Polyolefin, the main component can also be recycled in existing processing streams.
This new product has been in development since as early as 2015 with the goal of providing barrier packaging films that are essentially metal free but perform just as well as other metallized film products.
It is hoped this new development will significantly reduce the carbon footprint for both Amcor and their end users.
Much research and development has gone into the new line. It is the final product to culminate from several years worth of work following Amcors decision to make all its packaging films recyclable by the year 2025!
.The new high barrier packaging can easily be used on existing filling & heat sealer machines whilst helping to solve the sustainability challenges that are faced by companies of all sizes. Indeed manufacturers of all shapes and sizes are now facing both legislation from government and also changing consumer demands and opinion.
Amcor has stated that AmLite can be used in a variety of format and deliveries including –
Amcor’s customers will be able to move to this new recyclable packaging solution with relative ease.
Still though it represents a major shift in that it is well known that high barrier packaging is notoriously hard to recycle!
Amcor’s development team got around this by replacing the PET layer that existed in their original AmLite packaging with its innovative high barrier OPP film.
The overall carbon footprint is drastically reduced by using a ultra thin clear barrier layer that replaced aluminium and metallized layers. This change plus the recyclable nature of the film reduces the packaging’s carbon footprint by an impressive 64%!
Some supermarkets are already ready to be early adopters of this new packaging with broader customer trials expected to happen during summer 2019!