Coveris to showcase its latest sustainable solutions at Packaging Innovations 2024, including MonoFlex Thermoform recyclable films made of PE or PP, lightweight RecyclaLite skillet, variety of UK Plastic Packaging Tax compliant films

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January 18, 2024 (press release) –

Coveris, a leading European packaging manufacturer, is set to showcase its latest forward-thinking, sustainable solutions at Packaging Innovations 2024. An award-winning producer of paper-based and plastic packaging, Coveris’ product innovations align with its No Waste sustainability strategy, focusing on no product, no packaging and no operational waste to maximise benefit with minimal environmental impact. 

Packaging Innovations, the UK’s leading industry event for the packaging supply chain, will take place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 21 – 22 February 2024. 

MonoFlex Thermoform: Breakthrough thermoforming packaging 

A breakthrough innovation in thermoforming film packaging, Coveris’ MonoFlex Thermoform is a recyclable and sustainable alternative to non-recyclable materials currently used for thermoforming packaging in food sectors. 

Enabling the switch from non-recyclable, mixed material thermoforming substrates such as nylon (PA), Coveris’ MonoFlex Thermoform films are developed from high-performance monomaterial polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP) substrates. Aligning with Coveris’ No Waste vision, this achieves a carbon footprint reduction. 

An ideal solution for meat, dairy and bakery markets, MonoFlex Thermoform offers adjustable barrier properties to suit shelf-life requirements and strong puncture resistance for product protection. With a wide operating window, efficient packing speeds and a seamless switch from alternative materials is ensured. 

ReCover: Advancing the circular economy for packaging 

A game-changing waste management process dedicated to advancing the circular economy for plastics, ReCover is Coveris’ newest business segment and is unique to its sector. ReCover focuses on sourcing, processing and recycling waste, closing the loop for circular plastic recycling and creating high quality recyclates that are unparalleled in the market. 

With two facilities in its portfolio, ReCover is a significant part of Coveris’ No Waste strategy and supports wider packaging sustainability frameworks in the United Kingdom and European Union. At its newest facility in Louth, Lincolnshire, ReCover creates a new lifecycle for printed PE packaging films from post-industrial waste (PIW) sources using an innovative de-inking recycling process. This is then regranulated into high-quality recycled PE resin, ReGen, for use as recycled content in Coveris’ film extrusion, and is compliant with the UK Plastic Packaging Tax.

Coveris is also set to deliver major growth plans at its long-standing recycling facility in its Paper Business Unit. Already responsible for removing over 10,000 tonnes of manufacturing and customer by-product waste each year, Coveris’ award-winning Boston-based recycling centre is strategically placed to support circular manufacturing, reprocessing liner and paper waste back into packaging products.

Driving innovation: Coveris’ No Waste vision

A manufacturer of both paper and plastic packaging for markets such as food, beverage, pet food, home and personal care, and security, Coveris’ forward-thinking innovation aligns with its No Waste vision. Focusing on packaging recyclability, increased use of recycled content, sustainable sourcing, and downgauging, Coveris creates packaging that protects and prolongs product lifecycles.

With its forward-thinking centres, Food and Film Science Labs, ReCover sites and network of packaging experts, Coveris is leading the way forward in sustainable innovation. Utilising these, Coveris supports its customers to find optimal packaging solutions that minimise waste and maximise impact. 

To find out more about Coveris’ award-winning sustainable solutions such as its lightweight RecyclaLite skillet, recyclable and monomaterial MonoFlex range, and variety of UK Plastic Packaging Tax compliant films, visit Coveris at Packaging Innovations, stand Q46, at the NEC, Birmingham, 21 – 22 February 2024. 

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