Global corrugating board manufacturer Saica Flex has launched its new Monoflex transparent mono-material cover for fully recyclable trays.

Monoflex offers enhanced packaging transparency and brightness, which help customers to have improved visibility while buying sliced products, and single-dose oils and vinegars.

Developed by the research and development team of Saica Flex, the new design features a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) product, which helps maintain and improve the functional and barrier properties of the current packaging.

The fully recyclable Monoflex cover represents the company’s commitment to the circular economy. When used in the heat sealing, the cover also reduces temperature and contributes to a lower energy expenditure.

“We have launched a unique product that offers environmental benefits that enhance the positioning and reputation of our customers.”

Monoflex can also be welded to amorphous PET (APET) trays, with or without a high barrier.

The cover has been tested in the heat-sealing facilities of the APET trays manufacturer Klöckner Pentaplast to prove its sealing and the watertight capabilities required for the preservation of the packed product.

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Produced and distributed with up to 46% reduced thickness, Monoflex offers higher efficiencies in transport and storage than other covers.

In addition, the productive efficiency in the packaging lines reduces changes and losses, while increasing product yield.

Saica Flex product and application development manager Ricardo Cañavate said: “This allows us to do more with less.

“Without a doubt, we have launched a unique product that offers environmental benefits that enhance the positioning and reputation of our customers.”

With operations across Europe, the Saica Group is currently engaged in the business of paper mills and the collection of recyclable materials, corrugated paper pack containers and flexible packaging.

Image: Saica Flex’s new Monoflex cover. Photo: courtesy of SAICA Group.