Jindal Films at FachPack 2021

Introduces 4 mono-material BOPE recyclable packaging film solutions

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Jindal Films EthyLyte HD240. Photo Jindal Films

Jindal Films will introduce four new high-density EthyLyte BOPE films, which are designed for “ready to recycle” BOPE mono-material packaging solutions, at Fachpack 2021 (Hall 7 Stand 307).

“In line with our sustainability strategy, Jindal Films is creating the future of fully recyclable, flexible packaging solutions with our breakthrough EthyLyte film innovations,” said Regina Horstmann, Commercial Development manager, Jindal Films. “Ethy-Lyte films are designed to allow customers to create mono-PE packaging in line with circular economy model guidelines from CEFLEX.”

Ethy-Lyte 25HD200, which was introduced to the market last year, is already established in the European market for various food and non-food applications where it is being used as a substitute for conventional PET, OPA, and OPP films within mixed laminates with PE sealing layers. The four new Ethy-Lyte films include:

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Jindal Films EthyLyte HD230 matt finish film. Photo Jindal Films
  • A 40-micron version of HD200 for heavy weight packs and high stability 
  • HD240 is a sealable film, available in 25- and 35-micron; lap sealable, sealing of gussets and bottoms, and for single web solutions
  • HD230 is a matt finish film available in 25-micron for packaging that requires a paper-like finish and offers excellent converting and packaging performance.

“This is a major step towards the development of more sustainable flexible packaging by enabling the value chain to create mono-PE recyclable packaging solutions that align with existing and future PE recycling streams,” said Mark Lockhart, Global Technology director, Jindal Films. “Jindal Films is committed to extending the range of its BOPE recyclable films further, with upcoming new high barrier products.”

Jindal Films is an enterprise in the development and manufacture of specialty packaging and labeling film solutions, including multilayer white opaque films, metalized films, and coated films, for flexible packaging and labeling applications. Jindal Films has affiliated production plants in Europe (Virton, Belgium; Kerkrade, The Netherlands; Neunkirchen, Germany; Brindisi, Italy), and in the United States (LaGrange, Georgia; and Shawnee, Oklahoma). The company and its affiliates have sales offices and agencies to support customer needs in countries around the world, including North America, Europe, MEAF, and Asia.

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