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  • 26 May 2021

ePac launches sustainable child-resistant pouches

ePac Flexible Packaging has partnered with the Fresh-Lock business unit at Presto Products and Charter Next Generation to launch certified child-resistant resealable pouches made with post-consumer recycled materials

ePac Flexible Packaging has partnered with the Fresh-Lock business unit at Presto Products and Charter Next Generation to launch certified child-resistant resealable pouches made with post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials.

ePac claims to be the first company to offer Fresh-Lock's new series of child-resistant zippers incorporated into finished pouches made with Charter Next Generation GreenArrow PCR films. 

The new line of products has been designed to provide regulated markets that require resealable, child-resistant enclosures with a more sustainable option to conventional packaging. It is approved for direct food contact while still delivering the critical performance attributes of a performance sealant film. In addition, the offering is fully certified to comply with the Federal Poison Prevention Act, Title CFR / 16 Part 1700, and ASTM D3475.

‘The teamwork between Charter Next Gen, Fresh-Lock, and ePac has been phenomenal, and the key to being able to bring this innovation to market,’ commented Virag Patel, ePac’s COO. ‘With Presto’s focus on child safety, Charter’s GreenArrow film engineered for sustainability, and ePac’s focus on child-resistant pouches and sustainability, we’re proud to announce its commercial availability.’

In addition to the company’s sustainable packaging offerings, ePac’s digital printing platform is inherently eco-friendly, using less energy, creating less waste, and producing a smaller carbon footprint than conventional printing methods. 

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