Many heat sealant films used in food packaging and for ready made meals have managed to achieve 35% post consumer recycled (PCR) content – but this is not ‘clean’ enough for use in high temperature as it is blended with 65% virgin polymer. DuPont Teijin Films are the only producer of a 50% PCR content film, rPET, made using the chemical recycling process known as Depolymerisation. This film is therefore accredited for use in OM7 high temperature applications – please see food contact conditions guidance here: https://www.wrapid.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Wrapid-datasheet-0821-1.pdf
As the Government introduces Plastic Packaging Taxation in April next year – rPET is the natural solution.
Wrapid are Europe’s largest distributer of DuPont Teijin Films – contact Richard Smith on 01274 220238