Wentoplex Ultra - For optimum product protection, plastic content reduction and improved recycling8 June 2020
Wentus – innovation as a solution to packaging challenges
Greater resource conservation, a reduction of plastic waste, and increased recycling - these are the goals set out by the EU Commission in its European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy. By 2030, all plastic packaging in the EU market should be recyclable. The publication of this strategy set in motion a series of research and development efforts within the industry, focusing on alternative packaging solutions and improved separation of the individual components of materials. Wentus Kunststoff GmbH in Höxter, Germany, produces and distributes sustainable material solutions for modern packaging requirements. The company’s extensive range of films includes products that offer increased shelf life and are aligned with the growing ecological awareness of retailers and consumers. With the launch of Wentoplex Ultra, a new innovative solution is now available.
Wentoplex Ultra - up to 35% less material
Wentoplex Ultra is a high-performance film that guarantees maximum product protection and long-lasting freshness thanks to an excellent oxygen barrier. It is therefore suitable for a wide range of products - from red meat to vegan produce. In addition, this innovative film boasts excellent antifog properties to further enhance its attractive optics. One of the major advantages is its sustainability. Wentoplex Ultra is made entirely from polyolefins that enable better recycling than composite materials using PET or polyamide. Material use can be reduced by up to 35% compared to heavier conventional structure. This not only conserves resources, but also reduces costs through lower waste disposal fees. Wentoplex Ultra can be used in the tray-sealing process as it seals to all common materials such as APET / PE, PP / PE, PS / PE or PVC / PE and delivers high seal integrity. Alternatively, this high-performance film could also be used to produce HFFS (& VFFS) flow-wrap packs, e.g. minced meat packs. Compared to conventional lidding film, Wentoplex Ultra significantly reduces the amount of plastic material used. Material costs as well as pack weight and shelf space are reduced accordingly - especially in the case of this bulk protein product.