Amcor launches AmLite Ultra Recyclable laminate

26 April 2019 (Last Updated April 26th, 2019 12:42)

Australian packaging company Amcor has expanded its product line with the launch of its AmLite Ultra Recyclable packaging product.

Amcor launches AmLite Ultra Recyclable laminate
AmLite Ultra Recyclable can be used as a suitable packaging solution for a range of food, and pharmaceutical products. Credit: © Amcor Limited 2019.

Australian packaging company Amcor has expanded its product line with the launch of its AmLite Ultra Recyclable packaging product.

Made using the company’s sustainable high-barrier polyolefin film, the laminate is a suitable packaging solution for a range of food, home and personal care, and pharmaceutical products.

It can be recycled in existing polyolefin recycling streams and is available for broader customer trials.

According to the company, the new film supports its goal to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

Amcor marketing, innovation, and sustainability vice-president Luca Zerbini said: “Our recyclable laminate delivers high-barrier protection, can be used on our customers’ filling machines, and can be recycled where polyolefin collection and recycling streams exist.

“The AmLite product range uses an ultra-thin, transparent barrier coating to replace aluminium and metallised barriers to achieve a reduced carbon footprint of up to 64%.”

“AmLite Ultra Recyclable will help solve sustainability challenges for consumer goods brands, pharmaceutical companies and retailers, and help keep plastics out of the environment.”

In addition, AmLite Ultra Recyclable will allow the company’s customers across various consumer-product segments such as coffee, snacks, pet food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care make a major shift to recyclable flexible packaging.

The AmLite product range uses an ultra-thin, transparent barrier coating to replace aluminium and metallised barriers to achieve a reduced carbon footprint of up to 64%.

They can be used to produce a range of products, including stand-up and spouted pouches, bags, lidding for trays and containers, and stick packs.

In addition to AmLite Ultra Recyclable, the laminate range includes AmLite Standard Recyclable that is also designed to offer recyclability. It is currently available on supermarket shelves.