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November 29, 2019

Coveris develops fully recyclable shrink film solution

Sustainable packaging solution provider Coveris has developed a new range of fully recyclable shrink film solution.

Sustainable packaging solution provider Coveris has developed a new range of fully recyclable shrink film solution.

The new shrink film range Duralite R is made of 50% post-consumer recyclate (PCR) and an optional pre-consumer top-up material.

The innovation is part of the company’s ongoing sustainable commitment to offering flexible packaging solutions that are recyclable.

Duralite R shrink film range is intended for secondary applications and can be used for multi-pack of cans and bottles.

Coveris Films business unit president Martin Davis said: “The development and launch of our new Duralite R film marks a major step forward in the development of sustainable plastics for a circular economy.

“Complementing our existing range of environmental films such as our recyclable PE for direct contact, the development of a fully recyclable, recycled secondary material that utilises our own waste stream and delivers a reduced carbon footprint supports both our own environmental goals and those of our customers, as well as meeting legislative targets on recycled content.”

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Offered in both printed and unprinted versions, the recyclable polyethene (PE) packs offer reduced CO₂ footprint compared to the existing cardboard alternatives.

Coveris prints the new durable and high-clarity film across its sites in Europe.

The company’s Kufstein facility in Austria uses 100% renewable and CO₂-neutral energy to manufacture the material.

In October, Coveris invested in its Winsford facility in the UK.

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