Ti-News n. 21 // February 2019 - page 17

Following the EU “European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular
Economy” at the beginning of 2018, Germany comes first with
a new packaging law called “Verpackungsgesetz” (VerpackG).
The main objective of the new German Packaging Act 2019
(VerpackG) is to reduce the impact of packaging waste on the
environment. It also makes food producers more responsible
for promoting the use of eco-friendly and recyclable
packaging. For example, the more of the packaging structure
that is recyclable, the smaller the tax attributed to it will be.
VerpackG applies to all manufacturers and distributors,
including importers and online retailers selling packaged
products in Germany.
offers a mono-material solution
In this new regulatory context,
’s high barrier and BOPP
EXTENDO® films have attracted a lot of interest among
companies looking for Alu-foil, PET, and PVDC replacement—
the replacement of aluminum foil in multilayer structures—
and for solutions based on mono-material (BOPP) laminates
which are recyclable within the plastic stream.
A good example is Taghleef’s recent partnership with two
Italian companies to create an advanced structure for a 1kg
coffee quad seal bag. The partners are Bioplast, who produces
printed packaging and biodegradable bags for food and non-
food, and Saicaf, a company specializing in coffee production
since 1932.
To maintain product quality and freshness, Taghleef
proposed EXTENDO XZMX, a metallized film with high
barrier to substitute Aluminum and PET metal (used in the
traditional structure) and suitable for lamination with other
PP materials.
The resulting new package is made of a PP mono-material
which facilitates recyclability while also providing an ultra-
high barrier to mineral oil, aroma, oxygen, moisture, and
light/UV rays.
Taghleef is analyzing the recyclability of the packages
at two institutions in Germany: INTERSEROH, a major
recycling company, and CYCLOS-HTP, a company specialized
in classification of recycling. Results of the first recycling
analysis of different packages made with EXTENDO films are
expected at the beginning of 2019.
helps Italian coffee company
meet new German packaging law
PET 12 μm Non sealing transparent
BoPP Film 25 μm
20 μm DO
PE 60 μm CAST PP 55μm
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