9 innovative food and beverage packages from around the world: Page 9 of 9

By Rick Lingle in Packaging Design on September 25, 2019


Gold Award: DuPont Teijin Films LuxCR Depolymerisation Process

DuPont Teijin Films’s LuxCR depolymerization process helps to overcome challenges of mechanical recycling and food contact compliance for recycled plastics. It depolymerizes mechanically recovered PET back into the BHET monomer unit that’s indistinguishable from virgin monomers.

That BHET base monomer is then repolymerized and converted into a range of BOPET films for applications ranging from food packaging to labels to ID cards. The products it creates have the same mechanical, physical and optical properties as it would with virgin material, and the process has gone through a full assessment for food contact compliance including migration and NIAS testing at an accredited, independent external laboratory.

Rick Lingle

Rick Lingle is senior technical editor of Packaging Digest. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-481-1426.

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