Sustainable flexible packaging solutions specialist, Parkside, has announced the release of its new innovative mono-polymer laminated film, which can be placed into existing UK recycling streams.

Manufactured from Polypropylene substrates, the new laminate aims to replace non-recyclable aluminium foil and PET structures and can be utilised in a wide range of packaging formats, including flow wraps, bags, sachets, stick packs, pillow packs, pouches and more.

The pioneering laminates are available in duplex or triplex formats, in a range of thicknesses, with either matt or gloss finishes, all of which are suitable for full-colour printing.

Joshua Swann, Head of Technical at Parkside, commented: “Aluminium foils and PET laminates are very popular in flexible packaging at the minute, but they lack recyclability. Our new mono-polymer laminate eliminates the need for these non-recyclable substrates and can be placed into the existing UK recycling stream once used.”

The new film possesses superior gas, mineral oil, water, light and UV barrier performance to extend product shelf-life performance and reduce food waste, as well as being ideal for a wide range of food applications including coffee, soup and confectionery. The mono-polymer film can also be used in the packaging of products that require more rigorous barrier properties, such as condiments, toiletries, perfumes, medicines and alcohol.

“As a company that prides itself on driving packaging innovation, it’s important that we continue to create new solutions that address flexible packaging sustainability” Joshua added. “The development of this new laminate underlines our commitment to achieving this goal.”

The new mono-polymer PP laminate adds to Parkside’s already extensive range of sustainable packaging solutions that enable brands to enhance their green credentials. The launch of the new material comes hot on the heels of the flexible packaging innovator’s ‘Sustainable 7’ campaign, which laid out the seven pillars of sustainability that Parkside uses as a foundation for every project. The innovative new film fits perfectly within these pillars, offering a lightweight, recyclable solution that can help reduce food waste.

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