- Development of thinner, more uniform laminates fit for recycling.
- Implementation of new solutions based mainly on using polypropylene and polyethylene films in laminates.
- Increase in the production of laminates that comply with the ‘European strategy for closed-circuit plastics’.
- Development of packaging based on coated papers with heat-bonding and barrier properties as well as laminates with HBF9TM barrier films.
All the proposed solutions guarantee food safety and may be printed either with the rotogravure or flexographic techniques. Due to the specific properties of the PPBTM and HBF9TM, the 3-, 4- and 5-layer laminates available on the market, containing aluminium, plastic and paper, may be replaced with 2- or 3-layer laminates of lower basis weight and more homogeneous structure. This means that the laminates require less material than the ones applied so far, which contributes greatly to reducing the quantity of plastics introduced to the market and reduces the impact on natural environment.