Flexible packaging leader ProAmpac has released a high-performance replacement for conventional multi-material laminates. The R-2000D will be added to the company’s ProActive Recyclable® series and it can run on high speeds on form, fill or seal equipment.
This type of polyethylene-based structure boasts of high clarity, high drop resistance and excellent stiffness. It avoids dimpling, which helps maintain its premium look on the shelf. Because of a more advanced technology, it can extend dry products’ shelf life. These have been tested and are pre-qualified for PE recycling.
The R-2100D on the other hand features upgraded toughness for sharp products and superior heat resistance.
“ProAmpac continues to deliver on our mission to help our customers meet their sustainable packaging goals. The ProActive Recyclable® R-2000D series replaces conventional multi-material laminated films with recyclable alternatives without sacrificing performance,” states Adam Grose, chief commercial officer for ProAmpac.
Hesam Tabatabaei, vice president of product development and innovation for ProAmpac, adds, “Engineering a high-performance recyclable solution that replaces high barrier PET/PE, Nylon/PE, PET/metalized PET/PE, and in some cases PET/Foil/PE was a multi-year material science research and development project. R-2000D is engineered to withstand aggressive filling and distribution environments. Its unique multilayer technology allows it to run on high-speed filling lines without facing film or ink distortion in the seal area especially for products with a reclose feature.”
These come in standard, high barrier, ultra-high barrier types and in rollstock or premade pouches. It also utilises HD flexographic printed graphics and comes in matte or gloss treatments.