Technically, the film performance matches that of the fossil-based equivalent, which can be used in high-speed horizontal flow-wrap and overwrap applications. The film is also fully food contact compliant.
‘With a growing focus on carbon footprint and a desire to reduce the impact on our environment through global warming, we are introducing Encore REF30cn into the market,’ commented Paul Watters, product development manager for packaging at Innovia Films. ‘This film addresses these issues by having a high certified renewable content which in turn reduces the film's carbon footprint to the position of being carbon neutral.
REF30cn will be the first of several Encore products we will bring to the market. The focus will not only be on certified renewable materials and carbon footprint but also on the use of certified recycled materials.
REF30cn has been classified as Made for Recycling by Interseroh.
‘The Interseroh certification further enhances the sustainable benefits of this film, it can be classified as recycle ready or recyclable in countries which have the infrastructure to recycle polypropylene,’ concluded Watters.