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Announcing our new sustainable lidding film for mono layer semi rigid trays

By March 10, 2023Blog

In the lead-up to APCO’s 2025 National Packaging Targets we have recently developed a PVDC Free eco-friendly, Barrier PET Top Web. The web seals to thermoformable PET films and preformed mono layer semi-rigid PET trays. It aims to make recycling simpler by removing a step in the process.

Previously, plastic lidding film needed to be peeled away and placed in a separate soft plastics recycling stream. Now, with the thinner top web tethered to the recyclable PET tray, it can be recycled into the one kerbside bin.

The product offers a suitable solution for meat, seafood, small goods and readymade meal packaging that can be recycled within existing streams.
The top web layer is designed to meet APCO’s minimal plastic weight allowance according to the Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP) for rigid plastic recycling stream. The mono-material complies with PREP’s measures by using one polymer material type in 90% of the packaging, measured by weight.

Our new film offers an independent addition to clients’ existing mono-layer trays so that stock on hand can be utilised to create a solution that works within existing machinery and processes.

If you’re interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact our sales team on 03 9540 4000.