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New Recyclable Bag-in-Box Packaging Film

Smurfit Kappa develops a recyclable alternative to nylon film, which is commonly used in bag-in-box packaging, particularly in the US.


December 12, 2023

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Smurfit Kappa

Outside-the-box thinking can occur when you focus on what’s inside the box.

Take bag-in-box packaging, for example.

Durable nylon bags are often used in bag-in-box packaging that requires extra protection, for example motor oil or detergents or large industrial-use food bags. Nylon is also sometimes chosen when the supply chain is lengthy or complex.

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box developed a polyethylene film which has similar properties to nylon, in terms of strength and resilience but, unlike nylon, is recyclable.

“Our new Lx polyethylene film is much better for the planet because polyethylene is the most developed recyclability stream in the flexible packaging sector,” says Massimiliano Bianchi, COO of Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box. “We are delighted that we can now offer our customers a sustainable alternative which doesn’t compromise on quality, reliability or safety. This innovative film can replace the nylon used in many different bag types because it delivers undeniable and consistent performance no matter what the application and requirements.”

Lx polyethylene is the latest addition to Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box's broad portfolio of sustainable films offered globally for different market segments and supply chains.

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