Ampacet GASTOP-Flex™ has been named a Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2023 finalist in the category of Product Technology Innovation of the Year. GASTOP-Flex is part of the Ampacet R3 Sustainable Solutions portfolio, which features innovations that help to protect our environment.
Award winners will be announced May 11 during the Plastics Recycling Show in Amsterdam.
Gas barrier properties of polyolefin flexible packaging are typically increased with the use of thicker packaging, co-extruded barrier material or multi-material laminates. Thicker packaging, however, is not optimum in terms of packaging material resource efficiency, especially at times when brand owners pledge to reduce the amount of plastic used in their packaging. Multi-material laminates are often not compatible with packaging waste recyclability.
GASTOP-Flex is designed for use in monolayer as well as multi-layer general purpose and barrier polyethylene films on conventional as well as MDO (Machine Direction Orientation) stretching film equipment.
Adding GASTOP-Flex reduces both oxygen and water vapor transmission rates by up to 60% of the initial value. Ampacet GASTOP-Flex masterbatches allow manufacturing of high barrier packaging, keeping EVOH content below 5%, in compliance with circular economy design guidelines. They also enable down-gauging of general purpose packaging structures to reduce the weight of packaging, without affecting water vapor permeation.
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