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New products include a more sustainable coffee capsule liner, a recyclable monomaterial substrate, and micro-embossed lightweight film.

July 27, 2022

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The EcoPressoLid is one of three sustainable packaging developments the company is introducing.Image courtesy of Constantia Flexibles

Rising material prices and bottlenecks, as well as increasing expectations regarding sustainability, result in major challenges for producers and packaging manufacturers.

As with other stakeholders, sustainability remains a guiding principle for companies like Constantia Flexibles.

"Our investments in research and development are focused on producing packaging in line with circular economy principles," explains Pim Vervaat, CEO. “This way, we guarantee not only customized but also recyclable packaging solutions, thus helping our customers to bring more sustainable products and innovations to market. We are particularly proud of our new sustainable innovations, such as the CompresSeal Solution or Perpetua Alta from the Pharma Division, with which we are promoting a more sustainable tomorrow.”

EcoPressoLid: the compostable capsule sleeve. The capsule liner enables more sustainable coffee consumption: it’s compostable, biobased, and perfect for sealing the top and bottom of compostable coffee capsules. The EN13432 certified material was awarded "OK Compost Industrial" by TÜV Austria in 2022. The product’s high oxygen barrier and good performance during brewing make it a sustainable and high-performing packaging solution.

Perpetua Alta: Recyclable solution with high chemical resistance. The Pharma Division at Constantia Flexibles researched and developed a polypropylene (PP)-based, recyclable monomaterial solution, Perpetua Alta. It features high chemical resistance to pharmaceutical products. Its unique selling point is the combination of sustainability and resistance at a lower weight and higher efficiency. Compared to conventional laminates, it combines these properties with optimum protection against oxygen, water vapor, and light.



CompresSeal: Lighter packaging promoting sustainability. Together with the Dutch film manufacturer Plasthill B.V., Constantia Flexibles developed the CompresSeal technology, based on a new type of micro-embossing technology. The innovative embossing pattern allows the basis weight of polyolefin sealing films to be reduced by up to 30%, while keeping the packaging thickness. This significantly reduces the carbon footprint of packaging and raw materials consumption.

The new, sustainable products will be presented at FachPack 2022 in September along with the company’s established product lines. These include the Ecolutions sustainable packaging line of recyclable product families that reduces the environmental impact while maintaining packaging performance. These are: EcoLam (mono PE laminate), EcoVer (mono PP laminate), EcoPaper (paper solutions), and EcoPeelCover (aluminum-based closure solution).

All the new and standard products will be found at FachPack 2022 in the Exhibition Center Nuremberg September 27-29 in Hall 7 Booth 7- 633.

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