Monolayer lidding foil
The Global manageable packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging has launched a unique range of mono-polymer material lidding films, produced from polypropylene (PP), created for recyclability.
The sustainable films seal and peel to PP and PE-lined PP trays and can be used through microwave cooking and proper for ambient, chilled, or frozen applications.
Part of KM’s K Peel range allows food manufacturers to meet the growing demand, particularly from supermarkets, for mono-material packaging designed for recycling.
Monolayer lidding foil -Features
The lidding films are excellent for the packaging of poultry, meat, and chilled prepared foods. Features include:
The Mono structure is made of one material type.
Designed for recyclability.
Suitable for use during food preparation and microwave cooking.
Peelable from the tray.
Ideal for ambient, chilled, or frozen applications.
Excellent anti-fog capability.
Available with or without barriers.
As well as satisfying the requirements of supermarkets and customers who are attempting further recycle-ready solutions, KM is supporting to future-proof its food packaging.
KM Packaging’s commercial director Graham Holding described: “If you have a piece of flexible packaging that, for example, is a mixture of paper, plastic, and aluminum foil, then that would be a challenging thing to and put into a recycling stream.
“It is expected that the UK government’s Extended Packaging Producer responsibility regulations, scheduled in 2023, will quite extremely penalize packaging like this that is hard to recycle.”
PP lidding foil
The new PP lidding film is also created for recycling worldwide, with some countries already having well-developed recycling infrastructures for polyolefin (polyethylene and polypropylene) plastics.
In the UK, front-of-store recycling facilities permit customers to return polyolefin-based flexible packaging.
A similar approach is taken in different markets. For example, Australia’s REDcycle initiative and, in South Africa, polyolefins are the various prominent plastic commodity recycled by weight. Therefore, putting a tray/film mixture of polypropylene onto the market feeds into an already well-established recycling system.
And the original “Designing for a Circular Economy” guidelines from CEFLEX concentrate on polyolefin-based flexible packaging. This is due to the material proceeding up approximately 70-80% of the flexible packaging waste stream. The capacity to sort and mechanically recycle it is already proven at an industrial scale in Europe.
the KM Packaging’s primary purpose is to “protect, present, preserve.” That is delivering the most suitable packaging solutions by:
Preserving products throughout the entire process, from the factory to the table.
Presenting food in a way that is beautiful, professional, and recognizable.
Maintaining nutrition and prolonging shelf-life across the food industry.