Innovia Films has developed a new range of transparent high barrier packaging films which it says are ready to be recycled.
The first product to be released, Propafilm Strata SL, has been designed to be a standalone mono filmic solution or to be used in laminate constructions. As a mono-material solution, it is recyclable in countries which have the infrastructure to recycle polypropylene films.
The company's new in-house technology made it possible to produce a totally new film with unique barrier properties, said Alasdair McEwen, global product manager packaging, Innovia Films. Food contact compliant and chlorine free, the film performed exactly as expected in the beta trials conducted during the development of the product, exhibiting excellent machinability and printability.
“Strata SL has a very effective barrier to aroma, mineral oils and oxygen even at high relative humidity levels ensuring increased shelf life and reduced food waste,” McEwen added. “This new development is very timely in view of the industry move towards recyclability and a circular economy. Our next product launch will follow very soon and will offer even higher barrier levels.”