Amcor introduces world’s first recyclable retort flexible packaging
According to news report, Amcor, a global leader in packaging, has announced the launch of world's first recyclable flexible retort pouch. This is a breakthrough, which was considered impossible and has been accomplished after years of dedicated research and investment.
The product, which uses Amcor's AmLite HeatFlex Recyclable solution, has the potential to be used in a variety of retort applications where products with a long shelf life require high-barrier, high-heat resistant packaging. This extraordinary innovation by Amcor is a breakthrough for brand owners striving to reach their sustainability goals. Brands will be able to stand out and meet consumers' growing demand for more sustainable products by replacing older formats with the latest in revolutionary packaging technology.
Developing a recyclable product was a very big challenge and meant adding another feature along with satisfying very high functional needs such as withstanding heat-sterilization, blocking oxygen and bacteria, keeping food safe without refrigeration and ensuring a long shelf life. Flexible retort packaging is a modern alternative to metal cans is capable of improving carbon footprint of hundreds of consumer products owing to its light weight, resource efficiency, ease of transportation and minimisation of food waste. In addition, food packaging market is expected to grow in the coming years due to the rising urban population and demand of packaged foods.