Smurfit Kappa has unveiled a recyclable polyethylene film to replace nylon alternatives in bag-in-box packaging.

Nylon bags tend to be used in bag-and-box packaging for products that require extra protection, such as motor oil, detergents, or large industrial-use food bags. It is sometimes applied to products in long or complex supply chains due to its strength and resilience.

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box’s Lx polyethylene film aspires to maintain the durability of nylon while introducing recyclability to its properties.

“Our new Lx polyethylene film is much better for the planet because polyethylene is the most developed recyclability stream in the flexible packaging sector,” explained Massimiliano Bianchi, CCO of Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box. “We are delighted that we can now offer our customers a sustainable alternative which doesn’t compromise on quality, reliability or safety.

“This innovative film can replace the nylon used in many different bag types because it delivers undeniable and consistent performance no matter what the application and requirements.”

Smurfit Kappa acquired Pusa Pack, a bag-in-box packaging plant located in Onda, Castellón, Spain, at the end of last year – integrating it into its own bag-in-box manufacture.

Since then, it has introduced its patented Vitop Uno tap for bag-in-box applications, apparently the first on the market with attached tamper protection.

In another development, Kingsland Drinks Group has added a bag-in-box format for its Campaneo wine brand, aiming to preserve freshness, offer value for money, and improve the sustainability of its packaging design.

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