With MFL, labels can be fused to wet or dry fibre moulded packaging rather than relying on adhesives – a development that aims to facilitate the production of fully recyclable or compostable solutions. At interpack, Kiefel will provide the fibre technology for the round tubs to which MFL will be applied to round fibre moulded containers in a ‘world premiere’ of the technology being utilised in this way.
Fellow attendees Kiefel, Rottneros, Hébert Group, and Bordex Packaging will apparently exhibit their own MFL label applications. Furthermore, MCC Verstraete’s SealPPeel die-cut lidding will appear at Profol’s booth, while Illig and Otto Hofstetter will feature solutions for Thermoforming IML and Injection Molding, respectively.
Alongside Hébert Group and PulPac, MCC Verstraete and Pagès Group commercialised MFL technology last year with the aim of increasing the recyclability and biodegradability of fibre-based packaging while maintaining the quality of its decoration.
Also at interpack this year are UPM Specialty Papers and Henkel with their recyclable, heat-sealable barrier paper material. It is hoped that this solution will enhance grease resistance while fitting into existing packaging lines.