Parkside launches new recyclable monopolymer film

The new mono-polymer laminated film can be placed into existing UK recycling streams

Sustainable flexible packaging solutions specialist Parkside has launched mono-polymer laminated film that can be placed into existing UK recycling streams. 

Manufactured from Polypropylene substrates, the new laminate aims to replace non-recyclable aluminum foil and PET structures and can be utilized in a wide range of packaging formats, including flow wraps, bags, sachets, stick packs, pillow packs and pouches.  

The laminates are available in duplex or triplex formats, in a range of thicknesses, with either matt or gloss finishes, all of which are suitable for full-color printing.  

Joshua Swann, head of technical at Parkside, commented: ‘Aluminum foils and PET laminates are very popular in flexible packaging at the minute, but they lack recyclability. Our new mono-polymer laminate eliminates the need for these non-recyclable substrates and can be placed into the existing UK recycling stream once used.’  

The new film possesses gas, mineral oil, water, light and UV barrier performance to extend product shelf-life performance and reduce food waste, as well as being ideal for a wide range of food applications including coffee, soup and confectionery. The mono-polymer film can also be used in the packaging of products that require rigorous barrier properties, such as condiments, toiletries, perfumes, medicines and alcohol.  

‘As a company that prides itself on driving packaging innovation, it’s important that we continue to create new solutions that address flexible packaging sustainability,’ Swann added. ‘The development of this new laminate underlines our commitment to achieving this goal.’