Amcor Flexibles unveils sustainable packaging solution for fresh market

5 June 2013 (Last Updated June 5th, 2013 18:30)

Amcor Flexibles has announced the launch of a new thermoformable cellulose-based packaging solution for the fresh market.

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Amcor Flexibles has announced the launch of a new thermoformable cellulose-based packaging solution for the fresh market.

The recyclable Amcor Packpyrus has an oxygen barrier, which is said to be suitable for pre-sliced products such as meat or cheese.

The packaging is being offered in three versions: Packpyrus Semi-Rigid and Packpyrus Rigid for modified atmosphere base webs and Packpyrus Flexible for vacuum pack base webs.

According to Amcor, the lightweight Packpyrus Flexible and Packpyrus Rigid solutions use renewable fibres and optimised manufacturing processes to offer a reduction in the cradle-to-gate carbon footprint by about 70% and 60% respectively.

The solution has natural look and feel of kraft paper, which brings improved product differentiation on shelf.

The Packpyrus is manufactured by the company in a plant with ISO 14001 certification.

A favourable technical assessment for two of the Amcor Packpyrus formats was recently published by the CEREC (French Committee for the Evaluation of Recyclability of Paper and Cardboard Packaging) on its website.

Packaging made from these Amcor Packpyrus materials is allowed to feature L'Info Tri Point Vert (the waste sorting green dot) pictogram, created by Eco Emballages in a bid to help encourage French consumers to sort their household waste for recycling.


Image: Amcor will offer its new Packpyrus in three versions. Photo: Courtesy of Amcor Limited.