Packaging Designers: Ready to Take a Fresh Look at Eco-friendly Barrier Packaging?

Flexible packaging films serve an essential function of protecting the package’s contents from excessive ingress of oxygen. As sustainability continues to be at the forefront of material innovation, there is a demand to produce eco-friendly barriers. Featured as part of the comprehensive, peer-reviewed technical program at TAPPI’s FlexPack PLACE, April 14-17, 2024, in San Diego, CA, Session 11, ‘High Barrier Sustainable Packaging Designs’ highlights the design considerations of producing recycle-friendly barrier packaging while still meeting end-user expectations.

During the session, attendees will learn about new approaches to extruding PVOH resin on paper substrates, which enables the production of high-barrier paper-based packaging that can be recycled and composted.

Attendees will also hear a case study about a plant-based gas barrier solution that resulted from a value chain collaboration which delivered a sustainably sourced, repulpable, and recyclable alternative for demanding food packaging applications.

The evolution of nylon’s role in multilayer flexible PE packaging, including the acceptance of PE/PA films by most global recycling organizations, will also be discussed in the session. In particular, how this allows packaging designers to create sustainable films without compromising performance.  

Register now and make your hotel reservation for the biennial conference. For more information, contact TAPPI IFPED Division Manager Mary Beth Cornell via email or by phone at 404-510-0696.