Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a wide range of industries and applications, will showcase a new recycled plastic tube. The new tube is developed to meet the customer preference for more sustainable packaging materials and is the latest addition to Neopac’s EcoDesign line of products.
Made from a body and shoulder mixture containing up to 75% recycled, food-grade compliant polyethylene plastics, the Neopac’s recycled tubes are used for a variety of applications. The recycled material has 50% PCR (post-consumer recycled) – for example, milk bottles from closed loop recycling in Western European countries, and 25% from PIR (post-industrial recycled) material from tube laminate production waste.
100% ocean plastics PP materials derived from sea are used to make the tube’s cap. Further, the tubes use solvent-free colors and low-solvent varnishes for their decoration and are exclusively UV cured.
Cornelia Schmid, Head of Marketing for Neopac, said, “Pure, food-grade recycling material is currently scarce on the market. The introduction of our Recycled tube shows how important it is for us, as consumers, to collect plastic packaging, and for the industry to find further solutions for separating these materials by type. In this way, existing material remains in circulation for as long as possible and we save ‘new material’. We plan to continue introducing new, recyclable EcoDesign family members, and launch more initiatives to minimize environmental impact and support our customers’ desire to reduce their ecological footprint.”
Other tubes in Neopac’s EcoDesign portfolio are made from renewable raw materials such as sugarcane and offers the same characteristics and processability as fossil-based polyethylene; and PICEA, which has unique and 95% renewable material in the tube body and shoulder – including 10% of spruce wood from wood waste in sawmills.