Amcor launches new packaging solution for healthcare sector

AMCOR has announced the launch of the next generation of its medical laminates solutions.

The latest innovation is described as enabling the development of all-film packaging that is recyclable in the polyethylene stream. The solution reduces the carbon footprint of the final package while maintaining the performance requirements of device applications.  

The new Amcor HealthCare recycle-ready medical laminates will be showcased at COMPAMED, a trade fair for the medical technology sector, taking place on November 13-16 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The packaging solution is a mono-material polyethylene (PE) laminate that can be used for a range of packaging formats. Amcor said it can replace non-recyclable with recycle-ready lidding for 3D thermoformed packages used for drapes and protective materials, catheters, as well as injection and tubing systems. Another application of the laminates would be in 2D pouches for products such as wound care materials and gloves.