Amcor, a packaging developer and producer, has launched the next generation of its Medical Laminates solutions. Amcor’s latest innovation enables the development of all-film packaging that is recyclable in the polyethylene stream.
The new solution reduces the carbon footprint of the final package while maintaining the performance requirements of device applications.
The new Amcor HealthCare Recycle-Ready Medical Laminates will be showcased at COMPAMED, taking place 13th-16th November in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The new packaging solution is a mono-material polyethylene (PE) laminate that can be used for a wide range of packaging formats. It can replace non-recyclable with recycle-ready lidding for 3D thermoformed packages, that are used for drapes and protective materials, catheters, as well as injection and tubing systems. Another application of the laminates would be in 2D pouches for products such as wound care materials and gloves.
Daniel Roiz, sales and marketing director Amcor HealthCare EMEA, said: “This launch demonstrates our commitment to innovation for the healthcare industry and showcases the incredible work of Amcor’s R&D experts. Our mono-polyethylene solution addresses the key issue of medical packaging recyclability and is a significant step towards helping the medical sector safely embrace more sustainable packaging solutions. We are committed to continuing to advance our portfolio towards delivering on our pledge to develop all of Amcor’s packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025.”
This post originally appeared on TechToday.