BarrierPack Recyclable, Mondi’s fully recyclable plastic laminate for pre-made pouches and FFS roll stock, has just been honoured for technological innovation, but the company is not sitting on its laurels. The addition of an extra layer to the construction now provides a gas barrier that greatly extends the material’s potential applications.
The pack is recently developed and has received "Best Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling award 2018". “We believe that BarrierPack Recyclable is a major breakthrough for flexible packaging,” said Carl Stonley, Technical Account Manager at Mondi Consumer Goods Packaging, while accepting the award, “It complements the sustainability benefits already offered by flexibles – reduction of food waste, CO2 emissions and energy use – by adding recyclability, something laminates made of different materials cannot offer.” In addition to being fully recyclable, the material offers exceptional mechanical properties and is suitable for a range of packaging style formats. The material is stiffer, stronger and lighter than a conventional PET/PE laminate of the same thickness and it can be formed directly on form/fill/seal (FFS) machines as well as used for pre-made packaging.