German packaging major Klöckner Pentaplast has launched a new sustainable range of expanded polypropylene packaging for the food service and foodservice sector.
Unveiled earlier this month, KP claims its Infinity line is fully recyclable, keeps food hotter for longer, is microwaveable, lightweight, durable, water resistant and resistant to acids, alkalis and hot oils.
Based on Borealis polyolefins, the new “next-generation” solution is “infinitely recyclable” if properly collected from waste streams, the company said in a news release.
For that purpose, the solution carries a bold on-pack "recycle me" note to provide consumers with the message.
Produced in the United Kingdom, the product has already received “huge interest” from distributors and food-to-go outlets, the company said.
Klöckner Pentaplast also said that it had tested the recyclability of the product with several partners in the U.K. and in Europe with “successful results.”
According to Klöckner Pentaplast, independently run life cycle analyses have proven KP Infinity to be “the most sustainable packaging solution that outperforms other material solutions with significantly reduced energy and water consumption" and offering a "much lower carbon footprint.”
Commenting on the new range, Adam Barnett, president of the food packaging division at Klöckner Pentaplast said KP Infinity answered the need to enhance the sustainable demands of the modern consumer of food-to-go products.
“KP Infinity is the packaging of the future - perfectly designed for protecting and supplying food in every respect and now for the first time infinitely recyclable,” said Andreas Leitner, head of new business development, Borealis Polyolefins.