Global corrugated packaging company Smurfit Kappa has expanded its Bag-in-Box portfolio of sustainable films with a new recyclable film.

‘Lx polyethylene’ is designed to serve as a sustainable alternative to nylon that is commonly used in bag-in-box packaging, particularly in the US.

The recyclable polyethylene film offers similar properties to nylon such as its strength and resilience.

Nylon bags are often used in bag-in-box packaging that requires extra protection, including motor oil, detergents, or large industrial-use food bags.

Smurfit Bag-in-Box COO Massimiliano Bianchi said: “Our new Lx polyethylene film is much better for the planet because polyethylene is the most developed recyclability stream in the flexible packaging sector.

“We are delighted that we can now offer our customers a sustainable alternative which doesn’t compromise on quality, reliability or safety. This innovative film can replace the nylon used in many different bag types because it delivers undeniable and consistent performance no matter what the application and requirements.”

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Smurfit provides complete solutions for businesses’ bag-in-box and pouch-up packaging systems such as films, accessories, and boxes.

It offers packaging for various industries, including the wine, juice, liquid eggs, and dairy sectors.

Earlier this month, Smurfit reported a profit before income tax of €281m ($297.52m) in the third quarter (Q3) of 2023, down by 25% from €372m in Q3 2022.