The most exciting thing in the industry is more and more people start talking about Eco-Friendly options! We also want to share with you about all the innovations and new technologies available that can make our planet a better place. Flexible pouches may seem like a simple and thin object, but they are usually laminated by multiple layers and plastic sheets like PET, PE, CPP, VMPET, etc. Each layer functions as unique protection barriers to isolate your products from all sorts of contamination
Here are the major material options available on the market:
- Standard Multi-layer Plastic Pouches (Not Biodegradable, Not Recyclable).
- Kraft paper laminated with Plastic Pouches (Partial Biodegradable).
- Kraft Paper with PLA Pouches (100% Biodegradable).
- PE/EVOH Pouches (100% Recyclable).
EVOH stands for Ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer. It is a flexible, crystal clear, glossy thermoplastic copolymer. It is commonly used as an excellent oxygen barrier in food packaging. It is oil/solvent resistant, flexible, recyclable, and printable. Our recyclable packagings could prolong shelf life, protects nutrients against bacteria. It reduces the need for preservatives or even avoids them entirely. Unlike many plastics, EVOH does not contain chlorine, dioxins, metals or other elements that may cause endocrinological disorders. EVOH is environmentally friendly because it will not produce any toxic or harmful gases when incinerated. It means that, even when some of the consumers failed to recycle the package, it will minimize the burden of our environment.
Around 3.4 M tonnes of plastics is consumed in Australia every year
10% – 12% is the average plastic recycling rate in Australia.
22% of Australian people know they can recycle soft plastics.