Amcor announced it is the first company to purchase certified circular polyethylene material using ExxonMobil’s Exxtend™ technology for advanced recycling. Amcor will leverage this new material across its global portfolio, providing customers in healthcare and food industries with more recycled content in a variety of solutions and applications. Increasing the use of advance recycling materials, such as circular polymers, is one way Amcor is meeting its sustainability pledge to develop all of its packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025. The use of these materials will significantly add to the 113,000 metric tons of recycled material Amcor used in its packaging in fiscal year 2021. The technology behind advance recycling materials allows plastic waste to be converted into brand new products that are no different in quality and performance from ones made with virgin raw materials, providing customers peace of mind and the benefit of increasing the use of recycled content in their packaging.
The revolutionary 3D-formable BillerudKorsnäs FibreForm® paper offers a low-carbon packaging alternative to plastic and an exciting opportunity for inspiring designs. The creative FibreForm® is cold-formable and available in both white and brown paper.
The unique FibreForm® material helps brand owners on their journey towards sustainable packaging. Firstly, the paper’s high strength enables packaging, such as carrier bags, to be reused multiple times. The paper is cold-formable and, therefore, requires less energy than plastic packaging during converting. Furthermore, it is 100% renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable.
In response to the growing consumer demand for sustainability and the need to ensure brands can align packaging with their environmental values, the range has been supplemented with unbleached, brown paper for the following applications:
*Reusable carrier bags – strong paper bags can be reused at least 50 times, carry loads of up to 21kg and support the EU directive to “reduce, reuse, recycle”.
*Paper cup sleeves – the deep embossing of FibreForm® paper provides superior thermal insulation and protects hands for an improved drinking experience.
*Paper plates – FibreForm® can be used in existing thermoforming and press-forming lines to produce sustainable paper plates without investing in new machinery.
“FibreForm® allows for deeper embossing than regular paper. This offers brand owners the chance to create unique 3D effects, a memorable tactile experience and, ultimately, increase their brand loyalty and awareness,” says Peter Sundvall, Sales Director Sack & Bag at BillerudKorsnäs.
more at: https://www.billerudkorsnas.com/press–news/press-releases/2022/billerudkorsnas-expands-the-sustainable-fibreform-range