Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box launches the E Compact 60 light 60-micron EVOH film designed to reduces the amount of plastic used to manufacture bags.

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The development process for this film took more than a year, and before giving final approval for use, Smurfit Kappa applied its strict qualification criteria in order to guarantee the film’s exceptional mechanical and barrier properties.

This new solution is based on new PE resin technologies that are more resistant and thus allow for more sustainable packaging without any compromise on productivity and consumer convenience. Due to this innovation, Smurfit Kappa has achieved a 16% bag weight reduction and 12% less of CO2 emissions (estimated for the 3l bag format with the Vitop® Compact tap).

Commenting on the developments, Thierry Minaud, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box, said: “Bag-in-Box is an environmentally friendly solution containing less plastic than other liquid product packaging. We are constantly working on our materials and technologies to make our packaging most sustainable. Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box has already made significant improvements in the area of plastic weight reduction, and showed 15% film thickness decrease in the last 15 years.”

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