Safe and sustainable mono PET solution in food packaging
APET++ is a brand-new mono PET-based technology for food products. This mono PET solution offers improved sealing properties even with contaminated sealing surfaces, as well as sealing at lower temperatures that will offer cost reductions by reducing utility costs. By improving the sealing surface the newly developed product meets the growing demand for highly secure packaged goods with sustainable materials.
Trends in the food market
The Paris climate agreement in 2015 will most likely have an influence on future trends to pack food products safely and sustainably: reducing material use is one of the main issues in the food industry today. According to the FAO, about 40% of food losses in developing countries happen at post-harvest and processing levels while in industrialized countries approximately 40% of food wastage occur at retail and consumer levels. Hence, more and more customers care about the question of whether or not products are manufactured in a sustainable way. However they do expect secure food packaging and attractive shelf appeal.
APET++ is a mono film with or without EVOH barrier, sealable against PET top web films. It offers improved sealing properties even with contaminated sealing surfaces – leading to higher security in the production process and along the entire food value chain. Due to better heat transmission, thermoforming speed can be increased. In addition, APET++ provides the possibility to be processed at lower sealing temperatures. The kp innovation offers excellent transparency and is available as blank or colored film whilst always guaranteeing high shelf-attractiveness.
- Mono film (with or without EVOH barrier)
Sealable against PET top web films
Improved sealing properties even with contaminated sealing surfaces
Possibility to be processed at lower sealing temperatures
- Safe mono film solution: Higher security in the production process and along the entire distribution chain
- Sustainable solution based on PET
- Contributing to the SAVE FOOD imitative due to a reduction of food waste
High shelf attractiveness
Excellent transparency; available as blank or colored film
- Reduced total costs of ownership
Possibility to increase thermoforming speed due to better heat transmission
Safe and Sustainable Solutions in Food Packaging: Klöckner Pentaplast Introduces New Innovation APET++ at Cfia in Rennes (Press Release)