Amcor to spotlight its AmPrima recycle-ready films and showcase developments in lightweighting for rigid packaging at upcoming Pack Expo event, Oct. 23-26 in Chicago; company will also hold live equipment/film packaging system demonstrations

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September 20, 2022 (press release) –

An interactive exhibit, live film/equipment demonstrations and innovation presentations will help brand owners explore solutions and find individual paths to more responsible packaging.

Amcor—a leader in global consumer packaging—offers a PACK EXPO experience that will enable brand owners to explore customized pathways to more sustainable packaging solutions. Amcor will be found at booth S-3705 from Sunday, Oct. 23, through Wednesday, Oct. 26, as part of Chicago’s PACK EXPO 2022.

Packaging professionals and innovation thought leaders from both Amcor’s flexible and rigid packaging businesses will guide visitors through a deep dive into the company’s extensive solutions, enabling them to explore the approaches best suited to their unique applications and targeted goals.

“The ‘best’ packaging solution for a customer is unique to that customer’s performance requirements and marketplace goals,” said Amcor Flexibles North America Sustainability Director John Wilson. “This makes it that much more important to work with the right packaging partner.

“While some materials have obvious benefits, a single benefit doesn’t necessarily make it the right choice when you consider the sum total of benefits – including a product’s total lifecycle – across the spectrum of choices available today. Our flexibles and rigid packaging innovation scientists, research and development teams can help brand owners identify the best solutions for their specific application requirements and environmental commitments.”

Interactive Exhibit Explores Pathways to More Sustainable Packaging

Amcor is excited to bring to PACK EXPO visitors its robust portfolio of packaging solutions that deliver recyclability for complex applications, reduce resource waste and increase the use of recycled content across packaging formats.

The company’s award-winning AmPrima™ portfolio of recycle-ready films will be squarely in the spotlight this year. These films are designed to be recycled, if clean and dry, at existing store drop-off locations, or curbside where available. They can also include post-consumer recycled content. Currently available for a wide range of markets and applications, AmPrima™ films often match the performance of current non-recyclable alternatives.

Amcor also is known for developing more sustainable rigid packaging and will highlight recent developments in light-weighting technologies, bottle design and engineering that helps deliver environmentally friendly packaging.

Polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, has rapidly become the world’s preferred rigid packaging material for its lightweight, shatterproof, recloseable, resealable and reusable properties. It’s also recyclable again and again. The impact of a single PET bottle on global warming, smog, acid rain and water usage is far less than its glass bottle or aluminum can counterparts. Additionally, PET bottles often have the lowest carbon footprint among other packaging materials; their production resulting in up to 70% less greenhouse gas emissions according to Amcor’s ASSET™ life cycle analysis.

Live Amcor equipment/film packaging system demonstrations to showcase streamlined technologies that can significantly improve processing efficiencies, expand versatility, lower total cost and reduce materials

Liquiflex® VFFS Pouch Demonstration for 67% Carbon Reduction Over Cans

Liquiflex® VFFS liquid pouch system – a more sustainable platform for foodservice products – will be operating at Amcor Booth S-3705. This versatile, flexible packaging technology is ideal for products such as soups, sauces, dressings and condiments. Liquiflex® pouches reduce carbon footprint by 67% compared to metal cans and provide as much as a 30% reduction in material thickness over competing structures.

Pouches are formed from strong, high-abuse roll stock, including Liquiflex® Advance™ films for hot fill, ambient and cold fill operations, and AmbiLoc™ films for shelf-stable retort applications.

ModaBag Vacuum Packaging System Demonstration with Amcor Shrink Tubing

The all-in-one Moda on-demand bag-making and printing system also will operate at Amcor Booth S-3705 to demonstrate a single-inline bag making system for boneless or bone-in meats and cheese. The Moda platform significantly reduces material and labor costs, enabling packagers to pivot production quickly to meet changing SKUs, product sizes and labeling needs.

The ModaBag system vacuum packages products from rolls of Amcor shrink tubing up to 17” and uses high-resolution thermal transfer printing to deliver crisp brand graphics in line and eliminates the need to keep individual SKUs of printed shrink bags or labels in inventory.

Join Amcor’s Experts on Pack Expo’s Innovation Stages

Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2:00 p.m. CT Join Amcor Executive Vice President Mike Schmitt and MSU School of Packaging Director Matt Daum for a conversation about broadening the pipeline of people going into packaging. Partnering with the Michigan State University School of Packaging, Amcor has made a $10.8 million investment in the future of the packaging industry. The donation will be used in part to fund the Amcor Endowed Sustainability Chair. This first-of-its kind collaboration is one way Amcor is charting a new path forward, not only for its business, but the industry as a whole.

Monday, Oct. 24 at 3:00 p.m. CT Join co-presenters Amcor Flexibiles North America Sustainability Director John Wilson and Cheer Pack Marketing Vice President Al Madonna to learn how to advance packaging sustainability for demanding applications, bringing together data-driven insights, more sustainable packaging materials and converting/processing efficiencies. Wilson and Madonna will share a case study detailing a more sustainable solution for the complex application of liquid spouted pouches.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 11:00 a.m. CT Recycle-Ready packaging innovations are hitting the Healthcare market at an increasing pace. Is the end-of-life the only story? Join Amcor as we explore the full impact of recycle-ready innovations using Amcor’s certified life cycle assessment tool, ASSET™, and demonstrate recycle-ready innovations are the right technologies to drive sustainable packaging solutions. Visit Amcor Healthcare Packaging at booth W-16031.

Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 11:00 a.m. CT Amcor will highlight ClearCor technology and how to provide a truly sustainable alternative for the ready-to-drink dairy market. This bottle solution offers significant sustainability benefits compared to existing aseptic carton packaging. The ClearCor technology gives customers the ability to add post-consumer recycled resin and provide a recyclable packaging solution to the marketplace while delivering a positive drinking experience to the consumer. It also provides brands with easy access to e-commerce and convenience store distribution channels. Join Amcor Rigid Packaging Specialty Containers Research and Development Director Pat Mallon and Amcor Rigid Packaging Sustainability Manager Laura Claus for this discussion.

To learn more about the exciting experience Amcor will offer to PACK EXPO visitors this year, please visit us at www.amcor.com/pack-expo for more information.

Mary Johnson, Director, Marketing Communications
Amcor Flexibles North America
920-527-5134 | mary.johnson@amcor.com

Kristin Kelley, Senior Director, Communications
Amcor Rigid Packaging
734-352-6651 | kristin.kelley@amcor.com

About Amcor

Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging solutions for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve supply chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly lighter weight, recyclable and reusable, and made using an increasing amount of recycled content. In fiscal year 2022, 44,000 Amcor people generated $15 billion in annual sales from operations that span 220 locations in 43 countries. NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC

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