Profol manufactures polypropylene and polyethylene, which are multi-use thermoplastic materials. PVC-free, heavy metal free and certified, these films meet toy safety standards and are approved for food contact.
Today’s typical flexible packaging solutions are multi-layer structures made of various materials such as paper, plastic and aluminum. Packaging made of such different polymers is inseparable and cannot be reused due to the different chemical and physical properties.
The classic example is the yogurt cup with a bottom part made of plastic and a lid made of aluminum foil. Cleanly separated, the two materials can be recycled. However, 70% of users do not separate them. And the small amount of aluminum residue on the rim of the cup negates its ability to be recycled.
At Profol, we have been addressing this issue for years and have developed solutions for many applications, requirements and markets. And if the need arises, we can utilize a BOPP or oxygen barrier layer to make the overall concept functional and successful.
The basis of the solution is always the same: the variety of PP already in the design of the packaging, furniture parts or the LVT/design flooring will exceed expectations when designed with the products and know-how from Profol.