Constantia Flexibles highlights its 360-degree material approach during the trade fair. "Our team has worked hard to develop high-quality substrates that deliver exceptional performance, and we look forward to sharing our expertise with the trade fair audience. With our product range Ecolutions, we can prove that sustainability and performance go hand in hand,” Marc Rademacher adds.
We are excited to collaborate with 30 machine suppliers at INTERPACK and demonstrate the capabilities of our materials.
Designed for the PE recycling stream: Our EcoLam product family
EcoLam laminates are based on polyethylene (PE) compounds developed by Constantia Flexibles. Oriented polyethylene (OPE), barrier OPE, and metalized high barrier OPE (in combination with the appropriate sealant PE) will replace non-recyclable laminates such as PET/PE, PA/PE, or even PET/ALU/PE.
Several characteristics make the mono PE laminate EcoLam more sustainable and efficient than other products in its league: they are lighter than others, have a solid thermal resistance, and use a lower barrier polymer content due to the combination of processes and resins. Another advantage of the EcoLam Range is that its barrier properties can be customized to the product. All EcoLam grades are certified by RecyClass and are compliant with all existing sorting and recycling technologies commonly used at an industrial scale in Europe.
Based on mono PP: The EcoVer family
EcoVer is Constantia Flexibles’ mono polypropylene (PP) offer which is available in different barrier grades: EcoVer, EcoVerPlus, and EcoVerHighPlus. Applicable on VFFS and HFFS lines, its high transparency, low initial sealing temperatures, its heat resistance, and stiffness facilitate the use for beverages, snacks, dairy, confectionery, home and personal care (HPC), pet care or processed food. EcoVer, a PP mono structure, is recyclable in the mixed PO stream.v
Based on paper: The EcoPaper family
The EcoPaper family consists of a wide range of recyclable paper-based packaging solutions. EcoPaperPlus is dedicated to medium-barrier applications. It is particularly suitable for products that require aroma and grease barriers, such as confectionery, snacks, and even home and personal care (HPC) applications. The material is available with a smooth or rough surface shine and is printable by Rotogravure, Flexo, or Digital. Paper FSC or PEFC certification is available on demand.
Die cut lids that combine sustainability and versatility
Constantia Flexibles has already laid the groundwork to revolutionize the lid market. EcoPeelCover is the thinnest possible aluminum / coex die cut lid which lowers the material use and weight but still guarantees an easy peel for consumers. The new smooth-finish-embossing pattern significantly enhances the aesthetic appeal compared to traditional embossing techniques. Moreover, this advancement ensures perfect pick-and-place operations on the packaging machinery, further optimizing the process. At the same time, the reduced material thickness still provides seal-through properties and a high puncture resistance.
Constantia Flexibles strives for a 360-degree-approach consequently, in addition to the aluminum-based EcoPeelCover, has developed specifications with multiple other substrates and is delighted to present die cut lids based on these materials running live on packaging lines at INTERPACK. Highlights are the PPCover, a metal-free die cut lid based on polypropylene, paper-based EcoPaperLid, and another more sustainable solution which is the rPETLid die cut lid that is created from recycled plastic to reduce virgin feedstock.