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Cincinnati, OH, United States, 2009/08/31 - Ampac Flexibles releases a new line of Flexi-Green™ Polypropylene Laminate film for a wide variety of overwrap applications where moisture barrier, product longevity, recyclability, and overall sustainability are required.
Ampac Flexibles, the flexible packaging division of Ampac Packaging LLC, announces the availability of a new line of Flexi-Green™ Polypropylene Laminate film designed to help companies achieve their packaging sustainability goals without compromising barrier properties or product freshness.
Developed initially as an overwrap film for pre-moistened wipes, Flexi-Green can be utilized by packagers for a wide variety of overwrap applications where moisture barrier, product longevity, recyclability, and overall sustainability are required. Flexi-Green film is a laminated, all polypropylene structure that utilizes Ampac's Flexi-Free solventless technology which reduces overall energy usage by 80% as compared to traditional solvent-based processes for laminate films. Flexi-Green also qualifies for a sustainable energy credit on the Walmart scorecard.
Flexi-Green is an excellent packaging solution since the focus on sustainability and recyclable options is increasing in the current packaging market. In geographic markets where recycling facilities accept flexible packaging into their process streams, Flexi-Green provides packagers improvements in sustainability through its ability to be recycled at these facilities. In addition, there is also energy reduction from the solventless lamination process, and the reduction of product waste through the film’s exceptional moisture barrier properties that help preserve products that must maintain a specified moisture level.
Flexi-Green is also an option for packagers that are exploring solutions for weight reduction to the existing flexible packaging structures. The new Flexi-Green polypropylene structure can improve the product-to-package ratio by providing up to 40% weight reduction over some commonly used polyester-to-polyethylene laminations available in today’s market, while maintaining the packager's requirements for moisture barrier and product protection.
"Flexi-Green was initially developed to meet the needs of the personal care product companies that package pre-moistened wipes for the consumer and health care markets", says Bob Biddle, President, Ampac Flexibles Performance Laminations. "I am excited about the many possibilities for companies in other markets to utilize this material to help them achieve their sustainability goals with a flexible packaging option that can offer an improved yield, a more sustainable lamination technology, and has the ability to be recycled."
Flexi-Green is produced exclusively by Ampac Flexibles" Performance Laminations business in Cary, IL. Performance Laminations combines top-class capabilities for solvent and solventless laminations with vibrant ten-color flexographic and eight-color rotogravure printing to created high-quality packaging rollstock, overwraps, and pouches.
Ampac Packaging, LLC (ampaconline.com) is privately held, and is owned by senior executives together with equity backing by Prudential Capital Group and Falcon Investment Advisors. It is a diversified, international, flexible packaging company with 14 manufacturing centers in North America, Europe and Asia employing approximately 1,300 people with revenues in excess of $300 million annually. In addition to products offered by Ampac Flexibles, the company is the preeminent supplier of domestic and overseas retail specialty shopping bags and security bag solutions.