India-based laminated plastic tube packaging company Essel Propack has launched a new recyclable high-density polyethene (HDPE) barrier tubes.
Essel Propack’s Platina 250 and Green GML 300 lamitubes offer sustainability and recyclability for the tube packaging segment.
The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) USA has confirmed that the lamitubes comply with the APR HDPE critical guidance criteria.
The product will ensure that the company remains committed to its sustainability goals. It will also benefit brands that want to move to recyclable and sustainable barrier packaging formats.
The company’s research and development (R&D) team created the recyclable HDPE barrier tubes. They incorporated HDPE, which helps to increase the tubes’ stiffness and lower polymer content.
Essel Propack’s business leadership team said: “We are extremely delighted, as this will open the doors for many such innovations in the near future and we will proactively reach out to every customer to convert to this packaging format and increase the economy of scale to make this an easy adapting solution for every brand.
“This will enable Essel Propack to globally participate with customers and help them to achieve their sustainability commitments.”
The finished Platina and GML tubes are part of dominant #2 plastic stream, which is used to recycle milk cans and juice bottles worldwide.
The company will focus on further product development and promotion within its customer base.
In January, Essel Propack launched a new generation extrusion laminator at its plant in Vasind, Shahapur District, Maharashtra, India.