Polysack, a green-tech manufacturer of plastic film products for flexible packaging and high-shrink labels, has collaborated with HP Indigo to validate its fully recyclable packaging films for printing on HP Indigo digital presses.
According to the company, Polysack enables brands to produce fully recyclable plastic packaging including stand-up pouches, films, and shrink labels by providing its fully recyclable Pack’N’Cycle plastic film to packaging manufacturers.
Plastic waste is a global concern uniting more than 500 organizations under the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. Now, many businesses have agreed to move to 100 percent recyclable plastic packaging by 2025. Today, only nine percent of all plastic is actually recycled. The rest ends up in landfills, rivers, sewer systems, and alike. Eight million tons of plastic end up in our oceans, making up 80 percent of all marine waste. Even most ‘recyclable’ plastic is not actually recycled or fully recyclable. Polysack’s plastic film is 100 percent recyclable and helps reduce plastic waste.
Pack’N’Cycle recyclable films are sold to companies serving 45 percent of the European plastic flexible packaging market, chosen by more than 130 recyclable packaging projects. Recyclable packing produced with Pack’N’Cycle recyclable films can also be found on supermarkets, convenience stores, and gas station shelves worldwide.
‘The ability to combine our 100 percent recyclable film with HP Indigo’s printing capabilities allows businesses to create packaging that fits their brand while remaining environmentally conscious,’ said Yanir Aharonson, CEO of Polysack. ‘Plastic waste is a major environmental problem, and we’re glad to help make the world a bit more green.’
Polysack’s film can replace 70 to 80 percent of unrecyclable plastic to fully recyclable packaging without increasing costs, modifying people’s usage habits, or needing to rebuild the infrastructure for the package production, according to Aharonson.
Printela, a flexible packaging converter based in Lithuania, has chosen Polysack’s recyclable film combined with HP Indigo’s digital printing press to create customized, eco-friendly packaging.
‘By using Polysack’s Pack’N’Cycle films, Printela’s HP Indigo digital pouch factory efficiently produces different recyclable pouches consistently,’ said Valdas Buksnys, general manager of Printela. ‘Pack’N’Cycle by Polysack is an efficient PET (Polyester) replacement film.’
‘We are excited to help brands find new packaging options for their products to continue to improve their sustainability profile,’ said Yair Gellis, head of flexible packaging development at HP Indigo. ‘The HP Indigo digital printing solution for flexible packaging offers brands sustainability advantages including lower waste.’