Parkside launches Recoflex paper-based flexible packaging

A new range of paper-based flexible packaging materials offers durability, barrier performance and heat sealability.

Parkside has launched Recoflex, a range of recyclable paper-based flexible packaging materials offering durability, barrier performance and heat sealability.

The new range of papers is available as a single-ply or laminate in several specifications, and offers durability, barrier performance and heat sealability. According to the company the range is changing the game for paper-based flexible packaging in several market applications.

The various specifications will launch in a phased rollout beginning in April, with several innovations being released to join Parkside’s freezerproof paper material (first commercialized last year).

It will be joined by two configurations of Recoflex Translucent, a translucent barrier paper that can be used for pouches, bags or lidding film suitable for a range of fresh food applications.

Also launching in the first phase is a new flow-wrap technology for ambient food and non-food applications, alongside a high barrier performance paper that is compatible with both horizontal and vertical form, fill, and seal lines, which is suitable for products requiring higher moisture and oxygen barriers.

The second phase, set to launch later in 2024, will bring a kraft paper and an metallized technology to market.

All of the Recoflex configurations are designed to be fully recyclable in kerbside collection schemes to meet retailer guidelines and consumer preferences.

‘The packaging industry is set to undergo some significant changes in the near future, with consumer preferences evolving rapidly and new legislation – like the EU’s proposed Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation – set to pass across several key markets having an impact on every industry,’ said Steve Hallford, product development technologist at Parkside.

‘Recoflex incorporates a range of state-of-the-art recyclable solutions that our team of experts can tailor to meet a product’s specific needs. Our customers now have ready-made recyclable replacements for their existing plastic and foil laminate structures without needing to compromise on pack performance or aesthetic design. If you’re thinking of switching your brand from plastic to paper-based packaging, there has never been a better time than right now,’ concluded Hallford.