New sealable polyester packaging

By Mike Stones

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Related tags: Thermoplastic, Polyethylene terephthalate, Packaging

A new range of sealable, polyester food packaging products designed to replace clear, rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) packaging has been launched by Spartech Corporation.

The EnviroSeal range, designed for use in blister packaging, clamshells, produce containers, and display boxes and containers, offers improved clarity and impact, trimming and packaging performance, claims the company. The range includes three products: The XP40 and the XP20 and XP30 which are both approved for food contact by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The packaging is recyclable in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) streams.

Manufacturing processes

"Sustainability, high performance, and versatility were key drivers in designing this family of products​," said Jonathan Cage, the company’s director of Packaging Development. "The EnviroSeal line meets a broad cross-section of PVC applications. It is specifically designed to suit individual manufacturing processes, requiring no tooling or capital expenditures. This product is the 'drop in' solution to many packaging needs including PVC replacement​."

EnviroSeal products are available with pre- or post-consumer content and can be radio frequency welded and heat-sealed to film or cards. “The products are ideally suited for use in food and non-food consumer packaging, electronics and warehouse club packaging, and industrial products,​” said the company.

The products are said to contain physical performance properties similar to PVC and have been launched in response to the increasing demand for sustainable RF and heat seal packaging.

Sustainable products

"We are pleased to continue to offer the packaging industry high quality, sustainable products with built in performance characteristics suited to their process needs​,” said Cage.

The company also markets its UltrosRenu range of products for PVC replacement.

Spartech produces engineered thermoplastic sheet materials, thermoformed packaging, polymeric compounds and concentrates and engineered products. It has facilities located throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe and has annual sales of about $1.4 bn.

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