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Plantic develops recyclable ultra-high barrier packaging format

Bioplastics supplier in Australia Plantic Technologies has developed what it calls the first renewable and recyclable ultra-high barrier packaging format in the world.

Plantic eco Plastic R is said to combine PET and Plantic biodegradable film to provide a packaging material with ultra-high gas barrier properties and is made from up to 60% renewable materials.

Plantic Technologies CEO Brendan Morris said unlike other barrier packaging formats, Plantic eco Plastic R can be totally recycled with the PET recovered in the traditional recycling streams with the company’s barrier material dissolving and biodegrading in the process.

"The combination of renewable materials with recyclable materials is unique in the packaging sector and brings together the best of both bioplastics and traditional materials. Plantic eco Plastic™ R delivers for the environment too with up to 60% renewable materials coupled with recyclable PET content. Unlike traditional barrier materials which are difficult to recycle due to the complete mix of plastics used, Plantic eco Plastic™ R provides performance and sustainability/recyclability in a truly unique way," said Morris.

Plantic eco Plastic R trays can save 5.4 million Kwh of energy and 2,700MT of CO2, said the company.