ProAmpac, a producer of flexible packaging, has revealed a new high-barrier recyclable package for Ocean Spray’s Craveology Tuscan Herb snack mix.

The solution uses ProActive Recyclable R-1000 film, part of the company’s ProActive Sustainability range of product offerings, and is recyclable in flexible polyethylene film waste streams.

“Collaborating with Ocean Spray enabled ProAmpac to bring to market a recyclable film that outperforms traditional polyethylene (PE) films and offers excellent barrier properties and graphics quality,” said Maria Halford, vice president of global marketing at ProAmpac.

“Working with Ocean Spray to help them achieve their sustainability goals has and remains a top priority for us,” added Halford.

“We partnered with ProAmpac because of their unique approach to innovation, expanding line-up of sustainable alternatives, and how well they align with Ocean Spray’s culture of collaboration and our legacy as a cooperative of farmer families. We’re looking forward to future collaborations with ProAmpac,” commented Tracey Todesco, commodity manager for packaging at Ocean Spray.

R-1000 is available in standard or high-barrier versions, and seeks to offer a recyclable, high-performance alternative to conventional film laminations. With high heat-resistance and premium sealant technology, the company claims that its solution outperforms typical recyclable mono-material films in high-speed form/fill/seal applications, while also providing superior seal quality.

“When developing R-1000, we wanted to ensure that it maintained the speed of vertical and horizontal form fill sealing machines and ran much faster than typical mono-material films currently in the market. It has been engineered with high heat-resistance and unique sealant technology that resists ‘gum up,’ burn-through and deformation during high-speed packaging,” stated Hesam Tabatabaei, vice president of product development and innovation for ProAmpac.

“We are committed to recyclable flexible packaging that adds value for brand owners and provides consumers with a greener package. That is a winning formula for everyone,” stated Halford.