Polyester and (r)PET raw materials for the production of Flexible Packaging
The general trend by brand owners and packaging developers has been towards an increased use of Flexible Packaging. Flexible packaging is used to achieve weight reduction and preserve product freshness. It extends shelf life by protecting the contents from environmental factors such as light, oxygen, and moisture, which could affect the quality and taste of food.
For the packaging converter and its logistics chain, Flexible Packaging uses fewer resources and less energy than other forms of packaging. It provides significant reductions in packaging costs, material use, and transport costs. Flexible Packaging offers a number of sustainability advantages throughout the entire life cycle of the packed product, compared to other forms of packaging. Whether you produce mono- or multilayer, cast or blown film, oriented or unoriented, DuFor has a variety of high-quality thermoplastic polyesters to meet your packaging requirements.
Flexible Packaging and recycling
Despite the number of sustainability benefits, there are challenges facing the Flexible Packaging industry. The largest challenge with flexible packaging today is the lack of recycling options for multi-layer films, which are difficult to separate into their various material substrates. Although challenging, our specialists support you in the development of more sustainable packaging solutions. This can be by designing new formulations or by addition of recycled content, approved for direct food contact. (efsa)