Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging

Our proposal on the Sustainability European Strategy for 2020-2030

The European Strategy for 2030 concerning the reduction of the environmental impact of plastic waste, indicates that packaging must be reusable or recyclable by a 50% in 2025, by a 55% in 2030, until reaching a 60% in 2035. In addition, less than 10% of plastic waste should go to landfill.

NUREL proposes to face this challenge in 4 different ways, with 100% recyclable packaging solutionswith lighter packagingbiobased packaging and with compostable packaging solutions.

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RECYCLABLE POLYAMIDE PACKAGING SOLUTIONS

NUREL has developed a monomaterial polyamide solution that allows the recycling of packaging, thus reducing its carbon footprint.

Promyde BF745 is a sealable copolyamide, it is transparent, reduces curl and multiplies the oxygen barrier of PA6 by two. Promyde BF745 copolyamide is the perfect choice for thermoformed packaging and vacuum bags for cheese, sausage, and sliced processed meat.

Promyde BF745 polyamide provides a premium finish to the containers, resulting more attractive containers for the final consumer due to its brightness, transparency . Its excellent mechanical properties allow a good distribution of thicknesses in the thermoforming process.

Thanks to its sealing capacity, Promyde BF745 allows to remove the polyethylene layer in multilayer structures and thus achieve a recyclable monomaterial container, lighter while maintaining a high performance.

MULTILAYER PACKAGING DELAMINATION RECYCLING SOLUTION

NUREL has developed Promyde® FBH, a water-soluble barrier solution that allows the delamination of multilayer films, thus allowing the recycling of many types of flexible packaging.

PA/EVOH/PE multimaterial structures have traditionally been used in the packaging industry for their combination of mechanical and barrier properties to produce resistant packaging solutions to extend the shelf life of food. Tis Multilayer multi material structures cannot be recycled with the currently available technologies.

NUREL has found the solution, Promyde FBHa water soluble barrier polymer that can replace the EVOH film layer, allowing the material to be delaminated during the water bath in the recycling process.

BIOBASED SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

NUREL has developed two new partially biobased polyamides: Promyde BF840 and Promyde BF845. 

These polyamides have up to 50% and 30% renewable content respectively, which allows to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. These copolyamides maintain a simillar high mechanical performance than PA6 and performs a superior tear resistance.

LIGHTER PACKAGING THAT REDUCES THE CARBON FOOTPRINT

Carbon Footprint reduction is possible thanks to monomaterial lighter packaging. Mono-material polyamide containers, can be up to four times lighter comparing to mono-material PE containers due to the excellent mechanical properties of our polyamides.

Reduction of the Carbon Footprint thanks to high barrier solutionsPromyde BF740 presents an oxygen barrier twice higher than PA6 with a relative humidity of 50%, and three times higher with a relative humidity of 85%. These high barrier properties allow a reduction in the polyamide layer of multilayer structures or an increase in the shelf life of foods.

Sustainable solutions for the food packaging industry

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