Liquipure, a new product family from liquid packaging and dispensing specialist Liquibox, is a range of mono-material bag-in-box solutions that the company says aligns with global design guidelines for flexible packaging such as those released by Ellen MacArthur Foundation, CEFLEX, and the Association of Plastics Recyclers.
By utilizing advanced resin technology, Liquibox has designed a flexible bag for liquids that it claims provides “excellent barrier properties,” without the need for nylon or metPET, reportedly meaning it is ready to be recycled.
The portfolio includes options for both barrier and non-barrier needs. Liquipure lite is an all-polyethylene structure suitable for liquid products that do not require oxygen barriers, such as dairy and edible oils.
Early this spring, Liquibox plans to launch Liquipure ultra, its mono-material solution for liquids that need a medium to high barrier, comparable to the nylon alternatives currently used for beverages such as juice, post-mix, and wine.
This solution would, the company says, be the first recycle-ready bag for bag-in-box in the market for these product applications.
“Customers no longer have to choose between packaging that meets sustainability objectives and packaging that provides consistent product protection. Liquipure is the solution for companies who want it all: sustainability and high-quality performance,” says Ken Swanson, Liquibox’s president and CEO.
Liquipure lite is already offered in dairy markets around the world. Meanwhile, Liquipure ultra will be commercially launched in the U.S. in the coming weeks and will be available to European customers later in 2021. The Liquibox team plans to expand the offering as it develops structures incorporating biobased material and post-consumer content.