This presentation give some insights in developments in stand-up-pouches creating a mono-material solution that help recycling after its usage. Some challenges the market has will be shown and some solutions will be provided. A presentation by Bart van den Esschert, Application Development Flexible Packaging at Sabic.Continue reading “Design for recycling in mono-material flexible packaging”
by Fons Schreurs, SABIC Limburg B.V.
Not so long ago, development of (flexible) packaging has been mainly focused on down gauging of materials while retaining maximum performance. This resulted in advanced multi-material laminates which we all know very well. With a new focus on recyclability, new solutions for mono-material are very much needed. The packaging value chain is very advanced in combining production speed, efficient material usage and packaging functionality and design. This makes the shift towards mono-materials not without challenges.
In this presentation SABIC’s journey in the development of mono material packaging is presented. In the presentation examples of machine direction oriented polyethylene and biaxial oriented polyethylene packages are compared and discussed in terms of mechanical properties and applicability in the value chain.Continue reading “Towards Mono-PE packaging solutions”