The Schur Flexibles Group, specialist for flexible packaging solutions, has presented a pioneering sustainability strategy along the principle guidelines of 'rethink' - the implementation of which is guided by the newly developed 5R program, Responsibility, Recycling, Replace, Reduction and Renewal.
At IFFA 2019 the group, which is specialised on sustainable packaging, will be showcasing its range of innovative packaging options, which are either recyclable, made of renewable raw materials or extremely reduced regarding use of resources and will be available to advise on developing tailor-made solutions.
Numerous products from the Schur Flexibles range already contribute to sustainable resource management and particularly support the presentation and protection as well as the reliable extension of the shelf life of meat and poultry products.
The development of extremely thin films is another important path on the way to more sustainability. They offer material savings of between 20 and 25 per cent and reduce the amount of resources required for storage and transportation, thus leading to a more efficient use of resources all along the value chain. The Schur Flexibles range of innovative and high performing products for meat and poultry products includes the VACUshrink FM40 film and BarrierTop X 35 which are amongst the thinnest in the market. In addition, Schur Flexibles has developed the flexible and extremely transparent thermoforming VACUflex film.
Schur Flexibles has also increased the use of renewable raw materials such as paper and fibre materials. This includes DanaFibre bottom films for thermoforming applications that utilise paper or fibre instead of polymers. PE from renewable resources (bioethanol) and sugar-based films are further examples of this.
Solutions by Schur Flexibles are always about boosting performance, especially for the highly sensitive products in the meat industry. Plastic as a material for vacuum or MAP packaging is still indispensable within current technological standards. Therefore, Schur Flexibles offers products that reduce the use of raw materials, utilise renewable materials and improve recyclability, without sacrificing product protection, hygiene or handling. Whether it is packaging optimised for recycling, with reduced material consumption or based on materials from renewable resources, Schur Flexibles packaging provides reliable sealing, excellent peelability, reclosability, antifog, high levels of transparency and tear resistance.
Schur Flexibles packaging provides reliable sealing, excellent peelability, reclosability, antifog, high levels of transparency and tear resistance. Furthermore, a large number of print options – gravure, flexo, offset and digital print – are available. In order to be admitted to the Schur Flexibles range of packaging, all sustainable products must also guarantee these qualities. For more visit Hall 11.1, Stand B71 at IFFA, Frankfurt, Germany or at schurflexibles.com
Source: Schur FlexiblesAuthor: COX