Mono rigid films

Mono films are made using a single polymer, making them less complex for our domestic recycling infrastructures to process and easier for consumers to recycle. Each film will be produced as a roll and delivered to you in accordance with your packaging and machinery requirements.

Mono Rigid Films
Kapture

kp Kapture®

Closing the loop on coloured PET

Made from up to 100% post-consumer recycled PET, our premium black and coloured PET is manufactured in a way that ensures it is detectable by today’s sorting technologies allowing it to be recycled and turned back into protective coloured packaging again and again, keeping food fresh and safe every time and creating a future with less waste.

Packer/Processor Benefits

• High performance coloured PET
• Drop-in solution
• Bespoke specification to meet requirements
• Meets eco-tax requirements

Retailer Benefits

• Premium shelf appeal
• Made with post-consumer recycled PET 
• High barrier option available for extended shelf life
• Lock seal and peelable options available

Sustainability Benefits

• Fully recyclable*
• Mono PET material
• Made with up to 100% post-consumer rPET
• RecyClass certified recyclate
• Certified by COTREP as NIR detectable

*Easily sorted and recycled where the right infrastructure is in place

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Sorting Process

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premium black and coloured PET tray

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RECOUP assisted kp with successful trials to independently demonstrate the detectability of kp Kapture® coloured trays using existing sorting technology in UK facilities. This ensures the items in the kp Kapture® brand range can sorted effectively and prepared for onward recycling.

Stuart Foster
CEO, RECOUP

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Near-infrared detectable

Certified by COTREP as detectable by currently available near-infrared sorting technology.

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kp Kapture® trays and rigid films can be made with up to 30% postconsumer recycled PET trays sourced through the kp Tray2Tray® programme which focuses on recovering used food packaging and turning it back into more of the same.

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Made for recycling

Meets sustainability and eco-tax requirements as an NIR detectable mono PET material that can be recycled by current plastic recovery facilities. This material is made from up to 100% post-consumer rPET from a sustainable source certified by RecyClass.

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Drop-in solution

An easy drop-in solution for fresh food applications which performs like standard PET with thermoforming and FFS equipment.

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Maximised food protection and safety

Meets all EU and FDA food contact regulations, which ensures that food is kept fresh and safe.

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Premium shelf appeal

The sustainable option for retailers to showcase products in the timeless quality of black and coloured premium packaging.
MonoSeal

kp MonoSeal®

Mono PET rigid film for superior sealing performance

kpTray2Tray_Logo_Gradientkp MonoSeal® is a mono PET rigid film with enhanced sealing performance that ensures a consistently reliable hermetic seal in challenging fresh food applications such as sliced cheese or sliced processed meat where PET/PE is generally used. Endorsed by Petcore Europe as designed to be recyclable, kp MonoSeal® is made with up to 80% post-consumer recycled content. It’s an easy drop-in solution for PET form, fill and seal and thermoforming lines that also enables you to reduce your packaging weight by as much as 15%.
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kp MonoSeal® has been evaluated by TCEP (Tray Circularity Evaluation Platform), the recyclability evaluation platform of PETCORE Europe. TCEP’s endorsement confirms it is compatible with readily available sorting and recycling technologies commonly used at industrial scale in the recycling sector in Europe.
Petcore Europe (Tray Circularity Evaluation Platform) endorsement letter (364 KB) | (October 2023)

Packer/Processor Benefits

  • Best in class hermetic seal, even through contamination
  • Up to 15% lighter than PET/PE
  • Up to 27% longer rolls than PET/PE
  • Up to 25% lower sealing temperature
  • Drop-in solution
  • Lower eco taxes

Retailer Benefits

  • Excellent transparency and gloss
  • Made with post-consumer recycled PET
  • Light weight packaging
  • High barrier option available for extended shelf life
  • Lock seal and peelable options

Sustainability Benefits

  • Mono PET
  • Endorsed by Petcore as designed to be recycled
  • Made with up to 80% post-consumer recycled PET, almost half (35%) comes from food trays
  • RecyClass certified recyclate
  • Lower carbon footprint


*Lower carbon footprint versus PET/PE base rigid films

Key benefits explained

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Best in class hermetic seal


kp MonoSeal®’s enhanced sealing performance compared to standard mono PET ensures a consistently reliable hermetic seal for challenging fresh food applications such as prepared salads, sliced cheese or sliced cooked ham. It is a perfect replacement for PET/PE films.

Fast to implement

Up to 15% lighter than PET/PE

Replace PET/PE films with kp MonoSeal® to downgauge your packaging by as much as 21% and reduce its weight by up to 15%.

Maximum food protection and safety

Lower eco taxes


Made with up to 80% post-consumer recycled PET with almost half (35%) coming from food trays. This can result in lower eco taxes in countries e.g. France, where EPR schemes incentivise the use of PCR PET from bottles and/or food trays.

Premium product

Drop-in solution


An easy drop-in solution that works with all standard PET thermoforming and form, fill and seal equipment, with no need to change or retrofit existing equipment.

Added Value

Up to 25% lower sealing
temperature

When compared to standard Mono PET, kp MonoSeal® enables you to work with up to 25% lower sealing temperatures which lowers your energy consumption and saves on energy costs.

Widely recyclable

Up to 27% longer rolls
than PET/PE

Can be downgauged by up to 21% compared to PET/PE films, resulting in 27% longer rolls. Major benefits include increased line efficiency and reduced storage.

Premium product

Designed to be recyclable


kp MonoSeal® is the first PET base rigid film endorsed by the Tray Circularity Evaluation Platform (TCEP) of Petcore Europe, as compatible with currently available PET sorting and recycling technologies used at industrial scale.

Added Value

Maximum food protection
and safety

Complies with EFSA and FDA food contact regulations, which ensures that food is kept fresh and safe.

Our kp MonoSeal® rigid film packaging solution are perfect for the following areas:

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kp SmartCycle®

Sustainable Rigid Film
kp SmartCycle® is our core range of sustainable rigid films for form, fill and seal applications, which we can customise to contain 35% to 100% post-consumer recycled PET. Perfect for hitting sustainability goals and matching eco-tax requirements by global region. Not only is our range perfect for fresh food and keeping it safe, it’s crystal clear and is easily recycled working towards closing the loop on food packaging.

Packer/Processor Benefits

  • High performance PET film
  • Contains post-consumer recyclate
  • Easy drop in solution
  • Bespoke specification to meet your requirements
  • Meets eco-tax requirements

Retailer Benefits

  • Excellent transparency and gloss finish
  • Made with post-consumer recycled PET
  • EVOH/PE layer available for extended shelf life
  • Meets sustainability requirements

Sustainability Benefits

  • Fully recyclable*
  • Mono PET material
  • Contains 35% to 100% post-consumer rPET
  • Certified and traceable recyclate
  • Lower carbon footprint versus virgin materials

Technical Information

  • Contains a minimum of 35% to 100% post-consumer recycled PET trays and bottles, from a sustainable source certified by EuCertPlast.
  • An easy drop in solution for thermoforming and form, fill and seal fresh food applications.
  • Same performance, strength and durability as standard PET.
  • Reduce your regional eco-tax exposure and optimise the total cost of your packaging by customising the amount of rPET in your film.
  • Meets all FDA and EU food contact regulations.
  • Mono PET film can be laminated with a PE or EVOH/PE layer to improve sealability or increase shelf life.

*Easily sorted and recycled where the right infrastructure is in place
Can be made with
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The kp Tray2Tray® programme is an initiative to recover used food packaging and turn it back into more of the same. 
kp is working with the entire value chain to generate and drive continued demand and ensure a constant supply of post-consumer recycled plastics.

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Pentafood BPET

Our BPET rigid film is a blended formulation which is perfect for bespoke colours and offers the same great properties as our standard PET films, with enhanced production efficiency, outstanding thermoforming, better cutting, lower sealing temperatures for energy and resource savings, and no brittleness. This is available in a range of opaque or solid colours and runs on standard thermoforming and form, fill and seal machines. BPET rigid film is less dense than standard PET films and is suitable for fresh and frozen food applications.

Applications

Frozen or chilled, bakery, butter and margarines, pizza, meat, fish and poultry

Benefits

Enhanced de-nesting properties when thermoformed, good sealability, improved temperature resistance, only available in a range of opaque colours. 
 

Polymers

PET only

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