International companies Krehalon and Dunbia have developed a new, single-polymer variation of food packaging that should make the entire waste product easier to recycle. While most film seals use a polyethylene film seal, researchers were able to change it so that the entire package can now be made of an amorphous polyethylene terephthalate, or APET. Normally, the bottom hard plastic is the sole APET part. With this new technology, the same APET material can be used in the film as well, using the same manufacturing equipment as before. The companies believe that having a single material between the two parts of the food packaging will help encourage consumers to recycle the entirety of the package.
Learn more here!
Bryan Hauger Consulting, Inc.'s Film Team features experts in everything from flexible packaging to failure analysis.