The demand for eco-friendly flexible packaging is rapidly increasing. Yparex's bio-based tie resins for blown and cast film, blow moulding and extrusion coating are designed to help its customers maximise sustainability.
There has been much debate about the use of flexible plastic packaging recently. While many people agree that flexible plastic packaging has huge benefits over other forms because of its lightness and ability to provide a wide range of shelf lives, as well as giving extreme ease of efficient stacking of packed food, it does get criticised for being based on fossil feedstocks, as well as ending up in the 'plastic soup'.
Yparex's tie resins are used in multi-layer barrier packaging, and the company takes its responsibility as a supplier seriously by aiming for 100% sustainability. It actively supports research programmes that target reuse and recycling of MLB packaging waste. It continuously expands its portfolio of bio-based tie resins for blown and cast film, blow moulding and extrusion coating. This way, it helps its customers reach their sustainability goals.
Yparex Renew tie resins are based on first and second-generation biomass. By using these instead of conventional fossil-based alternatives, less CO2 is generated during the total production chain of the packaging film. Yparex Renew tie resins show excellent compatibility with bio-based polyolefins, barrier polymers as well as several other bioplastics, making a multitude of packaging concepts possible with high bio-based content. It should be noted that Yparex Renew tie resins are not biodegradable; the company believes biodegradability and MLB film make for an uneasy combination.
Yparex invites its suppliers, co-suppliers, converters and brand owners to challenge it regarding the sustainable packaging options that it is working on. It is open to start discussions with any company that shares its view on making flexible packaging more sustainable.