Coveris previews new packaging solutions aimed at improving performance and recyclability | Article

Coveris will showcase a new range of plastic and paper-based solutions, including washable labels and carrier films with recycled content, which aim to improve recyclability, reduce packaging waste and extend shelf life. preservation at FachPack 2022.

Coveris says one of the key innovations it will unveil at FachPack is the expanded CPP Cleancast Films product line for polypropylene (PP) based duplex and triplex laminate alternatives. The company claims that these non-oriented cast PP films are able to resist shrinkage at high temperatures (0% to 150°C).ohC), which apparently makes them suitable for packaging a wide range of food, pet food and non-food products.

Additionally, Coveris will introduce new washable labels designed for PET and rPET bottles and containers, which would be available with DPG-approved security inks. The company says the washable labels are compatible with deposit-return systems (DRS) and allow maximum recovery of clean PET for use in rPET.

Coveris adds that it will introduce new carrier films that would be fully recyclable and made with 30% recycled content. The company claims that the stretch films, including the tubes, are made from recycled plastic and energy from renewable sources while being able to stabilize up to 900kg of freight using just 800g of film.

According to Coveris, its extensive range of recyclable PE and PP MonoFlex films and laminates – including its grated cheese packaging, which has been used by UK retailer Tesco for its own range – will be on display in various formats and sizes up to 12kg. The company’s MonoFlex packaging is said to maintain the product’s shelf life, performance, functionality and efficacy.

Paper-based solutions to be showcased by Coveris at FachPack 2022 include PaperBarrier Seal, first introduced in 2021, with barrier properties reportedly developed and extended to deliver product functionality and safety while minimizing both packaging and product waste. The company says the solution is applicable to a wide range of dry foods and snacks, apparently enabling sealability while remaining fully recyclable in existing paper streams.

Coveris will also showcase products for the on-the-go market, including its RecyclaPEel MAP sandwich pan, which it says it developed for longer shelf life requirements, excellent product visibility and shelf appeal. The solution includes sustainably sourced cardboard and a peelable polyethylene (PE) film liner, which are separable and fully recyclable, according to the company.

Jakob A. Mosser, CEO of Coveris Group, comments: “From a Coveris perspective, it’s not about choosing between paper or plastic packaging, it’s about finding the best, most eco-friendly packaging. -effective and most efficient for the respective product – without any hardware limitations.

“We are proud to once again showcase a range of industry-leading films, laminates and pre-made packaging innovations at this year’s FachPack.

“We strongly believe in our No Waste vision, reducing packaging waste, product waste and operational waste. We continuously launch truly sustainable innovations that avoid waste in all its forms without compromising on quality and safety.