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ProAmpac Debuts Curbside Recyclable, Heat-Sealable Paper Packaging

Article-ProAmpac Debuts Curbside Recyclable, Heat-Sealable Paper Packaging

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ProActive Recyclable Paper-1000 replaces standard laminates and is applicable for frozen foods and certain dry foods such as confectionery.

Flexible packaging provider ProAmpac introduces ProActive Recyclable Paper-1000, the newest addition to the ProActive Recyclable series of products.

It’s also the first product launched in a series of new heat-sealable, curbside recyclable paper-based packaging solutions that offer good moisture barrier and excellent directional tear properties, according to the supplier.

“Designed to run efficiently on existing filling equipment, ProActive Recyclable RP-1000 delivers high-performance while also being easy for consumers to recycle at home,” states Adam Grose, chief commercial officer for ProAmpac. “Brands are demanding more paper-based sustainable packaging solutions. RP-1000 fulfills ProAmpac’s promise to deliver sustainable products while not sacrificing performance.”

It's positioned as a sustainable replacement for conventional multimaterial laminates. RP-1000 is suited for frozen food applications such as ready-to-eat meals and vegetables.

Frozen food applications include ready-to-eat meals and vegetables; dry products include confectionery. 

It is also applicable for some dry foods and secondary packaging applications such as confectionery. Prequalified for curbside recycling, RP-1000 can be recycled in both paper and mixed streams.

“Our curbside recyclable RP-1000 series has optimum stiffness for enhanced shelf appearance, very good moisture barrier for dry products, and is designed to withstand freezer conditions. In addition, its premium sealant technology allows it to run on high-speed form-fill-seal equipment,” states Hesam Tabatabaei, global vice president of product development and innovation at ProAmpac.

RP-1000 series are available in rollstock, premade stand-up pouches, and three-side seal pouch formats. RP-1000 is available in natural kraft or bleached versions for brand elevation and customization. Graphics designs are done by ProAmpac’s award-winning high-definition (HD) flexographic printed graphics.

A ProAmpac contact informs us that the material is in stock “in a variety of sizes” and that “customer validation trials in progress.”

The vendor also notes that “zipper resealability cannot be added. It declined to comment on the heat-seal material.

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