Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
October 11, 2019

Zotefoams introduces ReZorce recyclable barrier packaging technology

UK-based polyolefin foams maker Zotefoams has introduced a fully recyclable high-density polyethene (HDPE) mono-material barrier packaging technology ReZorce.

UK-based polyolefin foams maker Zotefoams has introduced a fully recyclable high-density polyethene (HDPE) mono-material barrier packaging technology ReZorce.

ReZorce features a range of recyclable HDPE mono-materials that are capable of offering barrier properties.

According to Zotefoams, the new technology offers an alternative to composite packaging and enables companies to comply with the food industry standards.

It also features a multi-layer HDPE film structure that allows companies to incorporate recycled material. It offers moisture vapour transmission (MVT) and oxygen barrier features.

Zotefoams Group CEO David Stirling said: “We believe ReZorce offers a valuable option for packaging products, which require barrier properties. The strong negative public perception of plastic is driving huge change in consumer packaging in particular.

“We should all expect plastic to be eliminated or reduced where possible. In applications where it remains the best choice, it should be easy to recycle via mainstream methods.”

Content from our partners
GMP: The food sector’s golden rules (and how they will evolve)
Food fraud in the supply chain (and how to fix it)
Cutting-edge innovation in fish packaging

Zotefoams has also conducted trials to test the functional capability and concluded that the technology can replace current versions of potato chip (crisp) packets, laminated paper, pouches and cartons.

The company noted that ReZorce can be used for various food and beverages that need oxygen and / or moisture barrier packaging. It is currently available for licensing to brand owners and converters.

Companies can also use recycled HDPE in the product’s core by adding a thin layer of FDA-approved material to the internal surface to ensure food safety.

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The packaging industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU