Chicago — Three plastics firms are working together to develop an all-polyethylene recyclable pouch.
Officials with Nova Chemicals Corp, Charter NEX Films and Plastic Packaging Technologies talked about their teamwork at Global Plastics Summit 2017, an industry event held Oct. 11-13 in Chicago.
Many multilayer pouches that use different resins are difficult to recycle.
"We heard the challenge from our customers and had to work on printing, sealing and processing," said Todd Becker, PE sales director with Calgary, Alberta-based Nova.
"It's important to get the properties that we need to protect shelf life for food," added Kathy Bolhous, CEO of film extruder Charter NEX Films of Milton, Wis.