In the hopes of filling the market gap for premium and high-performance recyclable frozen food packaging, ProAmpac has announced the launch of ProActive Recyclable R-2000F.

This patent-pending film is the newest member of the ProActive Sustainability product family and has been prequalified for store drop-off recycling through polyethylene recycling streams.

“Our material scientists have designed a product that is unique to frozen food packaging, that runs at-rate, and is recyclable,” said Adam Grose, chief commercial officer for ProAmpac.

“The debut of R-2000F comes on the heels of ProActive Recycle Ready Retort RT-3000 film which we launched just a few weeks ago.  We are excited to introduce this unique technology that will immediately help brands advance their sustainable packaging goals.”

ProActive Recyclable R-2000F can be supplied with a pre-applied recyclable Inno-Lok zipper. Suited for use on high-speed vertical or horizontal form/fill/seal equipment, the solution is also available in a pre-made pouch format. For additional differentiation in the freezer case, gloss or Signature Surfaces Registered Matte finish options are available.

“Maintaining filling machine efficiency and superior shelf appearance was at the forefront of the design process when we developed R-2000F. The film has been proven to run ‘at-rate’ on existing equipment,” stated Hesam Tabatabaei, vice president of product development and innovation for ProAmpac.

“Our ProActive Recyclable R-2000F has superior heat resistance, a robust sealant technology, and excellent dimpling resistance, which makes it an ideal replacement for gusseted frozen food packaging made of non-recyclable PET/PE or OPP/PE laminations.”

In addition to R-2000F, ProAmpac offers ProActive Recyclable R-500F, which is a surface printed mono-web structure for making gusseted bags on high-speed vertical form/fill/seal applications.

“ProAmpac understands there is no one-size-fits-all solution in flexible packaging. By offering multiple recyclable platforms to frozen food brands we hope to make it easier for our customers to increase their recyclable packaging footprint,” concluded Grose.