Integreen™ Sustainable Film Technology Improves Recycling Options

Inteplast Engineered Films (IEF) has invested heavily in expanding its InteGreen™ family of sustainable films. Updates include new mailer bag films made with up to 80% recycled content and low- and ultra-low seal initiation temperature (SIT) films.

Mailer bags have increased the conveniences of shipping and deliver for both merchants and consumers by offering weather-resistant packaging for everything from jewelry to books. The SIT films are significant sustainable alternatives for companies who integrate recyclable materials in their stand-up pouches. For example, pouches containing microwavable rice, pet treats, or granola can be made more efficiently without sacrificing the quality of the special film that keep its contents fresh. It’s a win for manufacturers and end users.

IEF President Bob Stein said, “I am proud of the IEF team’s effort thus far to deliver sustainable solutions. It takes the whole organization to make this happen beginning with our sales and technical team’s work with customers and our operations to convert it into a commercial opportunity. With our continued focus on delivering sustainable solutions, I know this is just the beginning.”

IEF’s mailer bag films can be customized with up to 80% of recycled content, without compromising film performance. With end-users across multiple markets gravitating toward recycled content in all of their packaging materials, IEF’s mailer films support customers looking to integrate sustainability in their product line offerings.

The low- and ultra-low SIT films specifically address the seal initiation temperature differentials that converters need to maintain when shifting from multi-material lamination films to more sustainable, recyclable all-PE films. These films feature seal initiation temperature reductions of up to 40 degrees Fahrenheit when compared to standard sealant webs on the market and can be customized to include post-industrial recycled (PIR) and post-consumer recycled (PCR) resins.
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