Packaging products manufacturer Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) has launched ExlfilmPlus PCR, a new polyolefin shrink film incorporating 35% recycled content.  

This design aligns with the increasing demand for eco-friendly packaging solutions that do not compromise on quality or performance. 

Claimed to be IPG’s most sustainable polyolefin shrink film, ExlfilmPlus PCR features at least 10% certified post-consumer recycled (PCR) content and 25% certified post-industrial recycled (PIR) content.  

The film utilises mechanically recycled post-consumer content, sourced from consumer plastic waste and recycled into new resin. 

In addition, ExlfilmPlus PCR’s thinner gauges contribute to the reduction of material usage by up to 9%, further lessening its environmental impact. 

The film is prequalified for store drop-off by How2Recycle, a standardised labelling system, and is also approved for certain direct food contact applications. 

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This film is engineered to be compatible with most existing shrink film equipment and applications. 

It also meets expectations of high standards of shrink, clarity, strength, and value, claimed IPG. 

IPG Films vice-president Mike Young said: “The film, while providing tremendous sustainable advantage via the high content use of recycled materials, delivers incredible performance.  

“It is the perfect choice for companies looking to meet their sustainability goals without sacrificing any of the coveted superior packaging traits associated with premier polyolefin shrink film.” 

Headquartered in Florida, US, IPG develops and manufactures various solutions, including stretch and shrink films, paper and film-based pressure-sensitive and water-activated tapes, protective packaging, and packaging machinery.