August 29, 2023
The new packaging is prequalified by How2Recycle, performance paper meets the repulpability standards for curbside recycling, allowing brands to provide consumers with more sustainable end-of-life outcomes for packaging.
"Brands now have more choices than ever when it comes to packaging their products in formats and materials that attract consumers and meet their sustainability goals, while still achieving the operational performance they require," said Amcor Flexibles North America Vice President of Research and Development Brian Carvill. "Amcor Performance Paper, part of the AmFiber portfolio, along with our dedicated research and development team, can make the conversion from plastic to paper effortless and advantageous."
AmFiber Performance Paper is a high-barrier laminated paper that is recyclable in most paper recycling waste streams, earning the How2Recycle® prequalification of "widely recyclable." It provides improved barrier and packer efficiency compared to the existing coated papers, and is PVdC-free.
Amcor's product portfolio includes options for confectionery, bars, cookies, cereals, dry beverages, and dry mixes. Format applications are ideal for cold-seal flow wrap and three-side seal sachets.
The new Performance Paper also runs on existing flexible packaging equipment, achieving machine speeds comparable to plastic-based packaging.
This news comes just a couple weeks after the flexible packaging company announced an agreement to acquire Phoenix Flexibles, expanding Amcor's capacity in the high-growth Indian market.
Phoenix Flexibles has one plant located in Gujarat, India, and the business generates annual revenue of approximately US $20 million from the sale of flexible packaging for food, home care, and personal care applications.
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