Coveris will be launching a recyclable lightweight sandwich skillet at Packaging Innovations 2020.

Developed as part of its roadmap to recyclability development strategy, the company says that its new sandwich packaging is the most easily recycled skillet available in the food-to-go sector and meets evolving Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) and OPRL recycling requirements.

The product, RecyclaLite, features a reduced film gauge – reportedly the thinnest used for laminated board sandwich packaging - and a peel function. The peel function is incorporated in the pack design encouraging the separation of film from board by consumers and easier separation during the recycling process. As a result of the downgauged film, RecyclaLite is Coveris’ most lightweight skillet to date with apparently no compromise to protective, functional and shelf-life benefits.

As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of laminate sandwich and wrap packs, producing over 550 million packs a year, Coveris says that it recognises its responsibility to drive the recyclable packaging technology of the future. Visitors have the exclusive opportunity to preview Coveris’ new lightweight sandwich skillet RecyclaLite at Packaging Innovations ahead of its retail launch in Spring 2020.

Coveris will demonstrate two other sustainable packaging solutions at Packaging Innovations 2020: Duralite and PE+. The former, a shrink film solution that is both 100% recyclable and contains up to 50% post-consumer recyclate, apparently offsets the need for virgin materials whilst still maintaining the same robust performance. The latter is a mono-material sustainable solution developed for packaging applications to support recyclability and food waste reduction targets.

Rick Smith, Coveris Retail & Sustainability Director said: “Packaging Innovations is an exciting opportunity for Coveris to engage with the industry and share our leading paper-based and flexible film product developments.

“Through our collaboration with industry bodies such as OPRL, WRAP and the Confederation of Paper Industries, we align our product innovation with future legislative requirements and sustainability targets. Recyclability of materials, shelf life optimisation and process efficiency are central to our Pack Positive product development approach as we work towards a more sustainable future.”