Improving Packaging Industry Carbon Footprint with LiquiForm Technology
Amcor Limited, Australian packaging company has lately utilized its LiquiForm technology for developing a new and innovative PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottle, especially for the hand wash brand of Nature’s Promise. By collaborating with the co-packer of consumer products in the US, Greenblendz, 12oz PET bottles is developed by Amcor’s machine powering LiquiForm process. LiquiForm uses packaged product instead of compressed air for forming and filling containers at same time. With the help of this exclusive technology, the hand wash forms its own rigid polyethylene terephthalate bottle.
LiquiForm technology offers innumerable effectiveness throughout supply chain as well as improves carbon footprint of the packaging industry. With the help of LiquiForm technology, Amcor Limited is planning to minimize supply chain costs, thereby enhancing packaging consistency and curbing carbon footprint related to the packaging and filling process. The incorporation of filling and forming in a single step enables reduction of the costs of energy and equipment of conventional blow moulding process and the warehousing, transport and handling of the empty containers. Most of all, launch and development of first commercial manufacturing machine as well as launch of first commercial product signifies two most significant milestones for LiquiForm technology. The newly developed PET bottle is likely to serve as drop-in replacement for existing container of Nature’s Promise.
Flexible Standard Packaging with Sappi Seal
Sappi Limited, Paper and Pulp Company in South Africa with global operations has introduced second generation flexible packaging product, which integrates improved sealing and recyclable properties. Sappi seal comprises of a single-side coated along with dispersion coating on reverse side that enhances performance in hot sealing. The new development is mainly a replacement for hot seal laminates that are made up of plastics and materials, which hold high-proportion of the renewable raw materials. In addition, Sappi seal is developed for usage as the flexible standard packaging in food as well as non-food sectors, wherever the hot sealing properties are in demand.
The company has been witnessing growing demand from the primary packaging including sachets as well as secondary packaging including flow-wraps for DIY goods, toys and sweets. Furthermore, Sappi seal offers decent barrier properties against the water vapor. The all-new specialty paper is recyclable within paper waste stream. According to sources from Sappi Limited, present-day consumers as well as brand manufacturers are increasingly looking out for alternatives for plastic packaging materials. The innovative product is likely to cater to the demand for more renewable and effective materials benefitting flexible packaging.
A recent study by Future Market Insights on next generation packaging market indicates rapidly increasing sustainable packaging techniques and innovations in the packaging materials are expected to significantly drive the demand supply in next generation packaging market.
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