Camvac’s latest commercial development is a mono-material barrier film made from 60% post-consumer recycled PET.

This new development joins Camvac’s existing ExtraPET film range which is used primarily within the food and converter marketplace and positions itself the company’s growing Camvert range of solutions.

ExtraPET PCR has been developed with the aim of meeting growing consumer demand for more sustainable lidding film solutions. The new film development sets out to reduce plastic waste and plastic going to landfill.

The film still provides a mono-material PET structure and reportedly maintains Camvac’s high gas barrier performance, both OTR and WVTR, as required for MAP & CAP packaging applications.

Available in either peel or weld seal laminate structures, the mono-material lidding film has been designed with a focus on sealing properties and barrier performance.

The high barrier polyester laminate film’s versatility contributes to the film being used for a wide range of processed meats, fresh meats, poultry, pastas, vegetable, and bakery packaging solutions, where presentation and fresh appearance is critical.

Camvac’s development director, Gary Chalkley, states: “ExtraPET provides a variety of environmentally friendly and atmosphere packaging solutions in peel and non-peel, anti-fog, and high barrier options.

“By introducing a minimum 60% PCR content film into the range, we have boosted its environmental attributes in the drive for more sustainable film solutions for the packaging of fresh and prepared produce.”

The peelable ExtraPET PCR is available as an adhesive laminate of 12-micron polyester to 20-micron polyester. The total PCR content makes up 62% of the laminate structure.

The weld seal laminate structure is 12-micron polyester to 15-micron polyester. This laminate structure uses two base webs that make up the total post-consumer recycled content of the laminate structure.

ExtraPET PCR has the capability to seal and peel from various tray structures including PET trays. A PET tray and ExtraPET film lid combination aims to meet the requirement of a complete mono-material packaging solution.