Loparex, a producer of release liners and engineered films, has expanded its sustainable portfolio with bio-based polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) pouch films made from from ISCC compliant sources based on a mass balance approach.
From the beginning of April, Loparex customers will be able to order pouch films made of PE and PP from ISCC compliant sources offering lower carbon footprint versus conventional PE and PP while still supporting the same converting options, including silicone coating, printing, and custom-colored materials.
The use of circular feedstocks reduces carbon footprints on two fronts: by avoiding the use of fossil fuel-based virgin materials and by re-using waste that would otherwise be incinerated. As with bio-films, recycled PE and PP from mass balance can be used to produce silicone coated and uncoated, printed, and colored films.
These new film options further expand Loparex’s portfolio of FSC-certified, compostable, bio-based, and biodegradable liner options.
‘Loparex is well known for its innovative approach and has spent several decades addressing sustainability topics to support our customers as well as their end-users with more environmentally friendly solutions,’ said Sonja Haug, global sustainability manager at Loparex. ‘With our ISCC PLUS compliant raw material sourcing, we are now moving beyond customer-focused sustainability goals to push upstream and enhance the plastics industry's efforts to achieve climate neutrality.’
For the past three decades, Loparex has actively built up a range of environmentally conscious materials, beginning with introducing compostable biopolymer products in 1991. Going forward, these offerings will be expanded with ISCC compliant circular PE and PP mass balance grades produced from chemically recycled plastic waste.