Sustainability trends for multi-layer, flexible packaging include shifting to a single type of plastic to simplify the recycling process. However, reliance on traditional barrier materials, such as metallized film, can circumvent this effort. While excellent moisture and oxygen protection is critical, using certain barrier layers can render the packaging non-recyclable. To resolve this dilemma, additive providers have developed new solutions for polyethylene (PE) film and flexible packaging. These innovative performance additives both improve and boost the barrier properties of PE and open new opportunities to design thinner and readily recyclable, mono-material structures. Please join us to learn about this novel approach to improving barrier properties.
Why should you attend?
- Understand how to reduce transmission of permeants by up to 60%
- Discover how to down-gauge barrier layers without sacrificing performance
- Explore how different barrier design options for flexible PE support sustainable packaging trends