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Amcor Flexibles has announced the launch of its new range of environmentally improved films for fresh and dairy applications.

According to the company, the Amcor Light films offer better weight, and retain visual appearance and sealing integrity.

The film minimises packaging weight and its cradle-to-gate carbon footprint by up to one third when compared to standard films.

Amcor claims that its latest innovation supports the needs of its customers for improving their environmental credentials and simultaneously ensuring on-shelf appeal.

The films, which have been designed to address various oxygen barriers requirements and also to incorporate properties such as a UV barrier, can be used in all European sites of the company.

Amcor Light films, which claim good clarity and similar functional properties as PE-based films, offer solutions for flowpack and also for lidding applications.

The main families include OPA Light (replacing the traditional OPA/PE films) and OPET Light (replacing the OPET/PE family of films).

In 2011, Italian cured meat producer San Michele Terre Ducali selected an Amcor Light lid combined with Amcor Ceramis’ high-barrier feature.

A Spanish customer ILAS has also selected Amcor OPA Light for its sliced cheese brand Krol, as it retains Krol’s product quality and improves sustainability performance considerably, while also being cost-competitive.

Global packaging solutions provider Amcor supplies a wide range of plastic (rigid and flexible), fibre, metal and glass packaging products and also provides packaging related services to customers.

Image: The new films from Amcor have been designed to address various oxygen barriers requirements. Photo: Amcor Limited