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    American Packaging Corporation Announces Another “Design for Recycle” Package

    Monday, February 19, 2024

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    American Packaging Corporation Announces Another “Design for Recycle” Package

    A New Sustainable Offering for Frozen Food Applications

    Columbus, Wisconsin - American Packaging Corporation (APC), a leader in flexible packaging solutions, announces the commercial launch of another RE™ Design for Recycle flexible packaging technology targeted at frozen food products such as frozen fruits and vegetables. This new technology joins a portfolio of packaging technologies in APC’s RE™ sustainable packaging portfolio, that also includes Design for Compost, Circular Content, and Renewable Content, as well as several Design for Recycle options.

    APC partnered with produce processors to replace their current non-recyclable, multi-material laminate. The primary objective was to develop a recycle-ready package option that maintained production throughputs while resisting product puncturing due to the sharp edges of the packaged product. The package format included a pillow bag with a fin-seal produced on intermittent and continuous motion VFFS equipment at speeds up to 90 packages per minute.

    This result was an all-polyethylene (PE), Design for Recycle flexible package. The laminate was designed using an oriented print web which offers increased heat resistance, dimensional stability, and clarity for graphics. The print web is reverse-printed and then adhesively laminated to a sealant film, offering good opacity and lower temperature sealability. The flexible packaging structure is compliant with the Association of Plastic Recycler’s (APR) guidelines for PE films and supported by a How2Recycle pre-qualification letter.

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