Austrian packaging firm Constantia Flexible has unveiled a new product line, “Ecolutions,” aimed at meeting increased requirements for sustainability.
The Vienna-based company, the world's fourth largest flexible packaging specialist, said the new line was developed in response to the challenge of increasing post-consumer waste and consumer demand for more environmentally-friendly options.
Ecolutions consists of three packaging lines — EcoLam, EcoCover and EcoTrainerAlu — which it says reduce the carbon footprint of packaging, focus on recyclable solutions and decrease the impact on the environment.
The mono-material polyethylene laminate EcoLam is lightweight and its OPE/PE structure is fully recyclable due to its single materials structure. In addition, its carbon footprint is approximately 32 percent smaller than that of comparable products, Constantia explained in a statement.
EcoLam also is available in higher barrier properties under the EcoLamPlus and EcoLam HighPlus names, which are also mono-material with PE.
The EcoCover and EcoTainerAlu products are based on Constantia aluminum products both for lids and foil containers.
CEO Alexander Baumgartner said Constantia is also currently working on compostable solutions for small packagings such as stick packs which are difficult to recycle.