The PP foaming technology allows a 10 to 15 % weight reduction of the products with full skeleton reincorporation and increased thermoforming cycle time. The cups are available in white or colored (non-transparent). This technology has been developed in PACCOR’s production site in Szombathely, Hungary, with a significant investment on an existing extrusion line.
“The results of the foamed PP cups are very satisfactory. Up to 16 % less CO2 emissions when we produce our DuoSmart® solutions and 15 % less plastic needed compared to the production of traditional DS cups," outlines Yves Caunegre, Group Director Innovation at PACCOR.
PACCOR, an absolute pioneer in this field, is the first packaging manufacturer to offer OPP sleeves on PP cups which are detected as mono-material PP. The sleeves can be fully recycled and sorted together with the PP cup. Mono-material packaging is the best solution for the circular economy. Besides that, it offers unlimited decorating possibilities and is ideal for conical or curved cup shapes.
“These new products allow significant sustainability improvements compared to oriented polystyrene (OPS) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sleeves and support PACCOR’s CARE strategy by providing leading circular offers to our customers. Mono material solution can make sleeving interesting for other applications in conical or curved shape,” adds Nicolas Lorenz, CCO of PACCOR. “To support our customer’s sustainability agenda, life cycle analyses of our new products are available,” concludes Nicolas Lorenz.
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