APC expands recyclable laminates offerings for additional applications

3 June 2019 (Last Updated June 3rd, 2019 15:04)

American Packaging Corporation (APC) has expanded its platform of recyclable laminates offerings for a range of additional product applications.

American Packaging Corporation (APC) has expanded its platform of recyclable laminates offerings for a range of additional product applications.

The company’s recyclable portfolio features various options that are suitable for bar-wraps, as well as pillow, side gusseted and stand-up pouches.

The range expansion is in line with the success of APC’s recyclable clear-barrier fitmented stand-up pouch and recyclable cold seal bar-wrap options.

According to APC, its design-for-recycle laminates options are also suited for various product categories, including dry mix, confection, snacks, cereals, fresh produce, soaps and lotions. The laminates are available in roll stock or premade pouch format.

Using new materials, process technologies and APC’s printing and converting technologies, the recyclable laminates can be customised to meet the brand owner’s requirements.

Leveraging the new recyclable laminates, companies can also opt to modify attributes such as appearance, graphics, stiffness, shelf presence and barrier with enhanced processability and machinability.

APC packaging innovations and sustainability leader Jeff Travis said: “Increasingly, brands are targeting the development of 100% reusable, recyclable and compostable packaging solutions.  To meet these targets, brands are reaching out to converters for options.

“Redesign is often necessary, but the needs for branding, shelf life, package integrity and machinability can’t be ignored.

“Brands each have specific needs, and the tailoring of laminate options is important to drive adoption. Fortunately, new materials and process developments are offering credible options.”

APC is already offering standard recyclable laminate options for its customers.

In April, APC announced a $50m investment to expand its Roto Center of Excellence in DeForest, Wisconsin, by adding a 126,000ft² of space.

This will allow the company to meet the demand for rotogravure printed products using new converting technologies and system automation.