recyclable packs take high profile

Recyclable MAP sandwich packaging

Coveris launched RecyclaPEel modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) sandwich skillets for the European market exclusively at the FachPack 2021 trade show in Nuremberg, Germany, which runs from 28 – 30 September.

Made from fully recyclable cartonboard and polyethylene (PE) liner components, its lined corners are designed to form a tight gas seal, boosting shelf-life significantly beyond the four days achieved with Coveris’ lined board skillets typically used in the UK, subject to testing and ingredients used, the business said.

The new packaging features a peelable PE membrane that is separable by consumers to encourage recycling of the sustainably sourced cartonboard and PE liner components. RecyclaPEel MAP skillets can also be recycled within paper recycling infrastructures with reduced adhesion enabling the PE liner to detach during the process for maximum board recovery, Coveris said.

PaperBarrier Seal

Recyclable paper-based barrier seal packaging

In another Fachpack exclusive, Coveris teamed up with Austrian paper manufacturer, Brigl & Bergmeister to deliver its paper-based PaperBarrier Seal for dried fruits; cereals; confectionery and chocolate; and snacks, incorporating a paper coating that seals packs, but still allows full recyclability.

The material is available in three versions offering different barrier properties, including moisture, oxygen, grease, and mineral oils. Offering the same product protection as plastic alternatives, PaperBarrier Seal additionally ensured comparable production efficiencies as standard packaging solutions, Coveris claimed.