Next generation compression film boasts up to 30% PCR content

BERRY Global’s European flexible films division has launched a next generation version of its FormiFor insulation compression film, which now incorporates up to 30% post-consumer recycled material.

The firm said this enables companies to benefit from the existing advantages of FormiFor while also being able to demonstrate a stronger environmental profile through the increased use of circular polymers.

The new version, which has received RecyClass accreditation to confirm the authenticity of the recycled content, contains up to 30% of Berry’s Sustane premium recycled polymer. Sustane polymers are said to provide high levels of technical performance, consistency, traceability, and quality. This ensures FormiFor can be printed in up to eight colours for ‘high-impact and colourful decoration’.

FormiFor has been developed to meet the requirements of the insulation, glass wool and stone wool products markets. Its lightweight structure is described as using up to 50% less material in comparison with other traditional packaging films. The film is also recyclable at its end of life.

“In line with our Impact 2025 sustainability strategy, this latest version of FormiFor demonstrates our ability to design for circularity with a film that maintains all its benefits while helping our customers meet and exceed their sustainability goals,” said Neal Geryl, business development director, Berry Global.