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Towards the
Circular Economy
Low Sealing Temperature Films:
Low Sealing,
High Value, High Performance!
Traces of many phthalates are easy to find in numerous consumer products. The
chemical esters of phthalic acid are excellent industrial plasticizers which improve
many aspects ofmanufacturing goods, frompliability to durability - and they are found
virtually everywhere. Flooring, toys, cars, cosmetics, shampoos, certain food packaging
materials, and many other commonly used products contain phthalate traces.
However, since 1990’s they have come under intense toxicological scrutiny. Today,
many of them are banned e.g., in 2015 in Europe from children‘s toys. In 2009, the US Congress passed the Consumer
Product Safety Improvement Act, legislating removal of certain phthalates in consumer goods.
In order to fulfill customer demand for advanced solutions in flexible packaging, Taghleef Industries commercially launched
a new BOPP filmmanufactured with selected rawmaterials, and based on phthalate free catalyst systems. The new product,
D223, is a transparent treated film which is two-side heat sealable. The film is ideal in many flexible packaging applications,
with baby food as the main one.
relentlessly pursues innovative technologies to bring about broad-based improvements in its products. D223 is an
excellent example of this pursuit, and a decisive response to changing market requirements.
FilmD223 - Based on Phthalate
Free Catalyst Systems
It has become clear that our society needs a better paradigm than the “take-make-dispose” linear model of production. Resource
depletion, the scarcity of non-renewable resources, population growth, and overconsumption are having dramatic environmental
effects. The circular economy proposes a newmodel that meets both the socio-economic and environmental perspectives.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation defines the circular economy as restorative and regenerative by design, and which aims to keep
products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times, distinguishing between technical and biological
cycles. The circular economy approach works on the notion of cycles where nothing is wasted but just goes around in loops in
accordance with the cradle-to-cradle principles. Source:
At the EuPC (European Packaging Converter)
conference “The Future of Plastic Packaging”
held in September 2016 in Brussels, European
Commission representatives brought forward the
ambitious EU Circular Economy Package. The first
circular economy package was introduced in July
2014 and a newer one was presented in December
2015. The latest Action Plan not only focuses
on waste management, but also includes new
initiatives which consist of concrete measures
covering the whole cycle: from production
and consumption to waste management and
the market for secondary raw materials and
Key legislative and non-legislative actions include:
Actions to reduce food waste, including
a common measurement methodology,
improved date marking, and tools to meet the global Sustainable Development Goal to halve food waste by 2030;
Development of quality standards for secondary rawmaterials;
Measures in the Eco-design working plan for 2015-2017 to promote reparability, durability and recyclability of products, in
addition to energy efficiency;
A new regulation on fertilizing products, to encourage nutrient recycling while ensuring the protection of human health
and the environment;
A strategy on plastics in the circular economy, addressing issues of recyclability, biodegradability, the presence of
hazardous substances in plastics, and the Sustainable Development Goals target for significantly reducing marine litter;
A series of actions onwater reuse including a legislative proposal onminimum requirements for the reuse of wastewater.
The plan aims to boost the EU’s competitiveness by protecting businesses from scarcity of resources and volatile prices, helping
to create new business opportunities and innovative, more efficient ways of producing and consuming. By stimulating sustainable
activity in key sectors and new business opportunities, the plan will help to unlock the growth and jobs potential of the circular
economy. Source:
The objective is to integrate our industries together for environmental protection and economic growth for current and future
generations. Leading global companies are already moving in this direction. In line with this, some years ago Taghleef Industries
adoptedmeasures to limit the environmental impact of its manufacturing process and supply chain, starting with the engineering
of its products. Source:
portfolio combines low sealing temperature films with
specific slip properties which can be used in single web solutions
or laminate structures for high speed horizontal packaging
- Higher speed packaging
- Improved hot tack and sealing properties
-Wider processability on packagingmachines especially inHFFS
- Replacement of cold seal and coated films
- Reduced environmental impact
- Confectionery chocolate/sugar/ gum
- Snacks and biscuits
- Ice cream novelties and frozen foods
- Health and household items
TLS – A good starting base with outstanding performance
This transparent low sealing temperature film with excellent hot
tackandsealingproperties issuperior forhighspeedmachinability,
and has high transparency and good moisture barrier.
MSS - Silky visual design for fashion brands
Appreciated for its “paper” look,
matte low seal temperature
film offers brand owners, particularly in organic food retail,
excellent visual impact.
WLS – Luxury image
protection from light
Some foods such as
fat-rich or chocolate
based products are particularly sensitive to luminous radiation.
This solid white low seal temperature film provides considerable
light barrier, ensuring improved conservation of food, as well as
improved packaging speeds. The white appearance of the film
eliminates the need for white ink, leaving a printing station free
and reducing the problem of residual solvents.
EXS – High yield for attractive snacks
Our white voided ultra-low sealing temperature film enhances
package appeal with its pearlescent effect finish. In addition,
performance is optimized through the balance of high yield and
ZES – High barriers for extended shelf life
This low heat seal temperature metalized film delivers proven
performance. Comparative tests on HFFSmachines demonstrate
that laminating with ZES achieves higher packaging speeds than
laminates made with standard metalized films.
Be sure to visit the Taghleef Industries booth at
to learn more!
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