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100% recyclable multi-layer flexible packages

Posted on March 19th, 2019 in News

Vacupack has been providing high quality innovative thermoformed packaging for over 30 years. We’re now looking at creative “end of life” solutions to the packaging we all consume.

We’re on a mission to use mono materials where ever possible. We have commercialised kerbside recyclable mono PET materials for use in high oxygen barrier and high seal strength applications where multi layered plastics have traditionally dominated. Flexibles is our latest frontier. We are very proud to be the exclusive Australian representative of Tadbik CLP, who have been on their own “mono” mission.

Tadbik Introduces: REPEAT™: 100% Recyclable Film

Tadbik CLP, a leader of Flexible Packaging solutions launched REPEAT ™ – a new recyclable film. REPEAT™ – the acronym that stands for REcyclable PolyEthylene Advanced Technology is revolutionary in its sustainable promise: 100% recyclability.

REPEAT™ addresses the market need for sustainable packaging, without compromising neither shelf appeal nor functionality. It combines multiple advantages:

  • It offers the properties, barrier and functionality of a standard multi-layer structure, while being 100% sustainable
  • It is suitable for recycling in communities with existing PE film recycling stream
  • It can be recycled just like a standard Polyethylene bag (LDPE 4 )
  • It is suitable for standard flow-pack as well as Fill & Seal equipment

Gili Drori, CEO and owner of Tadbik CLP explains the rationale to introduce REPEAT:

In recent years we are witnessing criticism regarding the plastics-industry and its ramifications, mainly motivated by environmental movements. While there isn’t binding regulation to collect and recycle food packages in almost any of the developed countries, the packaging industry had already defined its goal to implement 100% recyclable packages by the year 2025. We decided there’s no time like the present to accelerate this process”.

Lila Shpakovski, CTO of Tadbik CLP elaborates: “Along with the rising demand to introduce recyclable packaging, our customers require uncompromising printing quality, ease of operation and similar shelf life to conventional packaging. While developing REPEAT™, we ensured that these demands are fully met in a product that is full of proven benefits”.

Applications

REPEAT™ is suitable for diverse applications across multiple segments.

  • Human Food: Bakery, Dry Food and Beverage powders, Biscuits & Cookies, frozen food, smoked fish, meat, soups, sauces,  olives and more
  • Non-human food: Dry pet food
  • Personal Care: Wet wipes, liquid soaps
  • Homecare: softeners

REPEAT™ is available as reels, pre-made flat , stand-up pouches and zippered pouches.

A package is considered recyclable-ready when its main component, constitutes 80% of the product’s compound. In REPEAT’s case, Polyethylene – the core component constitutes 90% of the film’s structure, and can be marked as LDPE-ready (Low Density Polyethylene) and recyclable.

Anat Ron, Marketing Communication Director, anatr@tadbik.com

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