Alufoil container systems guarantee a more sustainable packaging
Aluminum packaging proves advanced recyclability.
The world of more eco-friendly packaging materials can be overwhelming and confusing as food and consumer goods manufacturers are looking to reduce their reliance on plastics and lower their carbon footprint. Nevertheless, alternative packaging materials must accomplish the necessary tasks of preserving food freshness, extending shelf life and being compatible with manufacturing processes.
For this reason aluminum is often seen in a misleading appearance. In fact, aluminum trays can be recycled very well, as shown by the latest figures from the European Aluminium Foil Association. In Europe the aluminum packaging recycling achieves a recycling rate of 65%, which is rising steadily thanks to ever-improving collection and recycling techniques.
Therefore, Constantia Flexibles’ processed meat business unit has a strong focus on alufoil container systems to further develop more sustainable and recyclable products for existing and new markets. This implies a traditional, yet modern, packaging solution for example for meat, pâtés, fish, pet food, honey or butter. In addition, for almost 10 years now, the pharmaceutical industry has also discovered alufoil container systems as a packaging solution, e.g. for inhaler packaging. In addition, it is also used for the latest trend, coffee capsules.
The competitive advantage of aluminum packaging is its advanced recyclability. This means that the trays can be easily recycled because just like cans, they have a body that can be sorted out including the lid. Moreover, they ensure absolute product safety for the contents in various processing operations such as hot and cold filling, pasteurization, sterilization and, as a canned product, they are UV-resistant, among other things.
Last but not least, aluminum packaging complies with the relevant food handling regulations. All raw materials used for packaging, such as plastics and varnishes including water-based solutions, are approved and certified for food use. All in all, alufoil container systems are fit-for-purpose, safe, sustainable and recyclable packaging solutions for diverse filling goods.