PAXXUS has expanded its Stream™ brand of flexible mono-material packaging solutions that are compatible with recycle streams #1, #2, and #5 to support sustainability initiatives for life science and medical device manufacturers
Materials in the Stream family can be tailored to precise package requirements without sacrificing performance and many of the Stream recycle-ready materials allow for down-gauging of up to 50% compared to traditional lidding and pouch materials, providing additional reductions in waste and energy.
The wide sealing window of each Stream material offers versatility and ease of use. These flexible materials can be printed and are suited to lidding, pre-made pouches, 2D form fill seal, and flow wrap applications.
StreamOne® R – Retortable Recycle-Ready PET
Designed for the #1 Polyester recycle stream, StreamOne®R provides the same benefits as its parent StreamOne®, including high barrier properties and smooth seal and peel from APET, CPET, and PETG trays, with the additional features of being suitable for retort or autoclave sterilization. Opaque and clear options are available to suit product visibility requirements.
The material offers consistency—seal and barrier integrity are maintained even after the sterilization process—with reliable hermetic pouch seals that protect the product throughout the supply chain.
StreamTwo® – Recycle-Ready HDPE
Compatible with applications requiring radiation sterilization, StreamTwo®materials were engineered for the #2 High Density Polyethylene recycle stream and designed to provide an ultra-smooth peel from HDPE trays. Opaque and transparent options allow this material to be tailored to a variety of product visibility requirements.
StreamFive™ – Recycle-Ready PP
As the name implies, StreamFive™ was designed for the #5 Polypropylene recycle stream. This material seals to and peels smoothly from PP trays or itself in pouch form creating an entirely polypropylene packaging system designed for performance in patient-care environments. High barrier options ensure that both product protection and shelf-life are extended. StreamFive is suitable for retort or autoclave sterilization.
As Dwane Hahn, Chief Strategy Officer at PAXXUS, said, “The Stream product family now makes it easier than ever for medical device and life sciences companies to access the right recycle-ready packaging for their applications. These visionary companies can distribute with the utmost confidence that their products are saving lives today with packaging that protects tomorrow for future generations.”