Mondi launches fully recyclable packaging material – BarrierPack Recyclable
BarrierPack Recyclable from Mondi is an innovative new plastic laminate for pre-made pouches, that provides positive environmental value creation through a sustainable material with performance properties equivalent to conventional materials. It was developed in direct response to the need to reduce plastic waste without compromising on quality or functionality, and it supports the circular economy.
‘Our new laminate, BarrierPack Recyclable, is a leap forward for sustainable packaging,’ said Carl Stonley, technical account manager at Mondi Consumer Goods Packaging. ‘In addition to being fully recyclable, it offers exceptional mechanical properties and is ideal for a range of packaging style formats. Constructed using two layers of PE film, BarrierPack Recyclable is a highly functional, flexible, packaging material that is easy to open and reclose for consumer convenience. It is functional in that the material is stiffer, stronger and lighter than a conventional PET/PE laminate of the same thickness and it can be formed directly on FFS machines, as well as used for pre-made packaging.’
The moisture barrier provided by BarrierPack Recyclable makes it ideal for a wide range of applications, such as dry food, food ingredients, personal care and pet care applications.
Sustainable plastic packaging is evolving faster than the general understanding of the related materials and recycling issues. Industry wide initiatives are driving development of recyclable packaging for a circular economy that maximises the lifecycle of plastic and minimises its ecological footprint.
BarrierPack answers the market’s need for sustainable alternatives for flexible laminates by offering full recyclability, validated by extensive trials by CeDo Recyling in the Netherlands, a leader in recycling technologies.