Packaging solutions provider Parkside has launched a new fully recyclable single polymer laminate to support the circular economy.
The new laminate, recoflex-PE, is made from 100% polyethylene (PE) which enables the packaging material to be recovered through the carrier bag collection and recycling infrastructure.
Consumers can also take it to retail stores with collection points.
Recoflex-PE has barrier properties and sealing performance that mirrors a range of commonly used laminates in the flexible packaging sector that are not currently recycled, said Parkside.
The laminate design brings two grades of PE together and creates a functionality including printability, mechanical strength and high barrier to ensure that it’s suitable for a wide range of flexible packaging applications, compared to other standard PE materials on the market.
It can be used for most flow wraps, pouches or bags that require a high barrier, and are not designed for use in elevated temperatures.
Parkside innovation director Phil O’Driscoll said: “We pride ourselves on creating progressive and innovative packaging that meets the needs of both the market and the consumer. Recoflex-PE is our latest creation that fits into this mantra and we are truly proud of bringing a new fully recyclable product to market which is easy to dispose for the consumer.”
Recoflex-PE is set to be validated with recyclers and the OPRL scheme and will be available for production trials with customers, with the first market launch expected to follow their conclusion.