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PLANTIC™ biopolymer wins DuPont award for packaging innovation

11 July 2017

170711 PLANTIC packaging award



PLANTIC™ R
, a bio-based, renewable and recyclable plastic material with ultra-high barrier and ideal for barrier packaging applications, was named a Diamond Finalist Award Winner in the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.

The technology combines the best of recyclable materials (Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)) and PLANTIC™’s bio based ultra-high barrier material, which dramatically increases the shelf life of packaged meats. PLANTIC™ R is a multilayer film made from thin layers of PET on a core layer of renewably sourced, high barrier Plantic™ HP.  The PET provides the moisture and water vapour barrier, and the PLANTIC™ HP core provides the oxygen and gas barrier. In recycling, where typical multilayer films contaminate PET recycling streams, the solubility and biodegradability of the PLANTIC™ HP barrier layer will allow that layer to wash away and biodegrade in the recycling process, while the PET is recovered.

In addition to being renewable and recyclable, the PLANTIC™ R packaging requires approximately half of the energy to produce than traditional fossil fuel plastics.  PLANTIC™ R’s on-pack communication provides easy-to-understand directions for disposing the tray and the film, since both are recyclable.  PLANTIC™ enables retailers and brand owners to achieve their sustainability goals without compromising product quality, shelf life or performance.

Read more about PLANTIC™ biopolymers in the European market here

Source: DuPont