Packaging company Mondi has announced that it has developed a fully-recyclable film that can be used for creating packaging materials for fresh and processed food.
Managing director of Mondi Styria, the Austrian plant that produces the film, Günter Leitner, commented, "We’re delighted to report that this innovative new film reduces the package’s carbon footprint by 23% compared to existing conventional structures."
The new film has been developed in line with the design guidelines of major brand owners and retailers that consider sustainable packaging as an important factor.
It will retain all the functionalities of previous packaging materials, in addition to being fully-recyclable.
The material's vacuum sealing properties will extend the shelf life of products such as meat and cheese.
Project manager EcoSolutions for Mondi consumer packaging, Thomas Kahl, said, "The challenge with this project was to maintain the functionality that is key to such applications, including excellent oxygen and moisture barriers, and high puncture resistance – while also enhancing the package’s recyclability."
In February of this year, the packaging giant posted a 5% revenue increase to €7.48 billion for its financial year 2018.
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