Constantia Flexibles achieves up to 80 per cent recycled content in a PE film
The packaging manufacturer Constantia Flexibles, by its own account, has succeeded in industrial recycling of EcoLam laminates.
The production waste from different laminates, including EVOH (ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer), metallization, adhesives and inks, was shredded and then reprocessed into regranulates by partner company Erema on an industrial scale. These regranulates reportedly were converted into a new blown film, which was then used in the lamination of new EcoLam materials as a sealant. Depending on the ink system used, recycled content of up to 80 per cent in the lamination film was achieved, the company claims. Further information …