A NEW BARRIER COATING TECHNOLOGY
The packaging industry is facing ever-increasing pressure to reduce plastic waste and pollution and contribute to a circular economy. In particular, the food industry is one of the highest users of packaging material 1. Mono-material packaging, composed of only a single type of material, has been lauded as a highly viable route to a circular economy as it makes waste sorting easier and leads to cleaner recycling streams. Fresh food, snack food, and confectionery manufacturers are predicted to be the largest users of such packaging.