Recycled Material

Sustainable Solutions

The use of a certain amount of post-consumer recycled (PCR) material will, in the future, be requested by EU and national law. So far, the use of PCR material in plastic packaging for food applications is limited to certain materials, such as PET.

Implementing a circular economy approach means evaluating, developing and implementing recycled raw materials wherever possible in order to close material loops. That is why we cooperate with partners along the value chain and follow the latest developments in recycling processes.

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1) A semi-rigid bottom film made of 80% recycled materials

Using the highest quality recycled PET granulate, supplied from a world-leading bottle recycling scheme in Finland, the APET/PE bottom films can comprise of 80% recycled material. Combined with an ultra-thin lidding film (BIAXER Q 35 XX AFM), the recycled content of the system solution with MP-R 350 XX PEEL bottom comprises of 65% recycled material. The solution provides a 50% CO2 footprint reduction compared to similar products.
Mechanical and optical properties are at the same level as virgin APET/PE and the material is fully approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for use as a food contact material.

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2) Mono material solution with semi-rigid bottom and high R-PET content

High transparency is what polyester-based packaging is known for. Using R-PET with a high recycled content in the semi-rigid MULTICLEAR-R 250 bottom film, these outstanding optical and mechanical properties are maintained. With high-quality recycled PET granulate, the solution provides a significant carbon footprint reduction and the material is fully approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for use as a food contact material.

Combined with an ultra-thin BIAXER ECO XXX 40 PET PEEL lidding film, this packaging solution is composed of around 95% polyester and can be seen as a mono-material. Ultra-thin lidding and an ultra-high oxygen barrier ensure optimum product protection with an additional security feature if needed. The peelable top also features a neat whitening effect and the bottom seal testifies to homogeneous and secure packaging after first opening.

Lidding: BIAXER ECO XXX 40 PET PEEL

Bottom: MULTICLEAR-R 250

Application: sliced cheese, sliced processed, fish

Facts:

  • Mono-material solution 90-95% PET-based
  • Mono-PET based bottom with a high share of recycled PET
  • By using 50% recycled PET, 60% CO2 footprint reduction possible
  • Highest quality recycled PET granulate supplied from a world-leading bottle recycling scheme in Finland.
  • Solutions of this family offer:
    • tight seal
    • peel function
    • anti fog properties

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