100% recyclable duplex, triplex film
The use of 100% recyclable materials in packaging is becoming increasingly important as governments and consumers around the world focus on reducing waste and promoting sustainability. That’s why STRATUM, in collaboration with our material suppliers, has developed mono-structured recyclable films to replace duplex, triplex standard compositions. The mono structure, which is made entirely of LDPE material and combined with EVOH coating can provide better barrier properties. EVOH is a high barrier material that provides excellent resistance to oxygen, gases and aromas. Combined with LDPE, which is a flexible and affordable material, it can provide a good balance between barrier properties and affordability.
The use of 100% recyclable materials in monostructured films can help reduce the environmental impact of packaging waste and contribute to a more sustainable environment. By using recyclable materials at the end of their life, we can reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill and reduce the need for virgin materials. There are several options for 100% recyclable monostructured films, including materials such as polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polyester (PET). These materials can be recycled into a variety of products such as new packaging, textiles and building materials. In addition to being environmentally sustainable, 100% recyclable monostructured films can also provide economic benefits by reducing the cost of waste disposal and promoting the circular economy.
The European Union has set a target of making all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030 and has introduced regulations such as the Single-Use Plastics Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. Similarly, some countries such as Canada, Japan and South Korea have also introduced regulations to promote the use of recyclable materials.
However, the timeframe for when all packaging films will have to be 100% recyclable depends on a number of factors, including the regulatory environment, technological advances and consumer behaviour. As the demand for sustainable packaging solutions continues to increase, it is likely that more and more companies will use 100% recyclable materials in their packaging.