Berry makes ‘technical breakthrough’ in film sustainability

BERRY bpi has claimed to have achieved a ‘significant technical breakthrough’ with the ability to incorporate up to 50% recycled content into its NorDiVent form, fill and seal (FFS) film without compromising overall strength and moisture protection performance.

The film can be manufactured using Berry’s Sustane recycled polymer, which is produced from a combination of post-industrial and post-consumer recycled plastic to achieve a standard of material that Berry said is comparable to virgin polymer.

The product is designed to provide a dust-free and moisture-free solution for the filling and packing of powdered products including chemicals and construction, while food-safe blends are available for food applications.

The waterproof film offers moisture protection for products that need to be kept dry and enables packs to be stored outdoors.

“This is an important development that underlines our technical capabilities,” said Frank Heseding of Berry bpi packaging solutions. “Effective product protection which helps to minimise unnecessary waste and lightweight packaging that reduces the impact of transportation are in themselves important sustainability benefits, but the incorporation of recycled content with no performance disadvantage is another significant achievement in our continuing drive to develop solutions that support our customers’ sustainability goals.”