Amcor launches unique, recyclable, high-barrier flexible packaging that can reduce a pack’s carbon footprint by up to 64%.
Amcor has launched AmLite Ultra Recyclable, its first packaging product made from the company’s revolutionary, more sustainable high-barrier polyolefin film that the company announced last year. The new high-barrier laminate can package a range of food, home and personal care, and pharmaceutical products, and be recycled in existing polyolefin recycling streams.
AmLite Ultra Recyclable is the latest addition to Amcor’s successful AmLite product line, which was first created in 2015 to provide metal-free barrier packaging that significantly reduced the packaging’s carbon footprint.
This new generation of AmLite adds recyclability to the environmental benefits and is the culmination of several years of research and development (R&D). The film and its application represent another advancement towards Amcor’s pledge to develop all its packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025.
“Our recyclable laminate delivers high-barrier protection, can be used on our customers’ filling machines, and can be recycled where polyolefin collection and recycling streams exist,” said Luca Zerbini, Vice President of Marketing, Innovation, and Sustainability at Amcor.
“AmLite Ultra Recyclable will help solve sustainability challenges for consumer goods brands, pharmaceutical companies and retailers, and help keep plastics out of the environment.”
AmLite can be used for a variety of formats, such as pillow pouches, stand-up and spouted pouches; bags; lidding for trays and containers; stick packs and more.
AmLite Ultra Recyclable will allow Amcor’s customers to move to recyclable flexible packaging across a variety of consumer-product segments, including coffee, snacks, dry pet food, baby nutrition, pharmaceuticals, and home and personal care. This will be a major shift for brands, as previously, high-barrier flexible packaging was difficult to recycle.
To overcome this, Amcor’s R&D team innovated to replace the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) layer of the original AmLite packaging with its breakthrough high-barrier OPP film. To validate recyclability in real conditions, the package is certified by cyclos-HTP Institute, an independent testing lab.
AmLite achieves a reduced carbon footprint by using an ultra-thin, transparent barrier coating to replace aluminum and metallized barriers. That change, combined with recyclability, can reduce a pack’s carbon footprint by up to 64%1.
AmLite Ultra Recyclable and AmLite Standard Recyclable are the first laminates in the AmLite product range to offer recyclability, adding two products to Amcor’s portfolio. AmLite Standard Recyclable, which provides medium- to high-barrier protection for ambient applications, is already on supermarket shelves thanks to some early adopter brands. AmLite Ultra Recyclable is now available for broader customer trials.
Amcor’s R&D experts are continuing their work with new polyolefin films to develop future solutions for even more demanding applications, such as recyclable packaging for retort processing.
More information about AmLite Ultra Recyclable is available on the product pages.
1Comparison based on foil laminate PET12 / Alu8/ PE75 to OPP20 AmLite / PE 70 100% Recycling - Cradle to grave comparison
Amcor designs lightweight PET bottles for pasteurized beer in Brazil
Amcor has adapted its leading-edge design technology to develop the first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles for pasteurized beer in Brazil. The company designed custom 600 milliliter containers for beverage maker New Age Bebidas, Leme, São Paulo, that feature the beauty of a glass-like, champagne-style base combined with the convenience of lightweight and shatter resistant PET.
Amcor completes acquisition of Bemis, creating the global leader in packaging
Amcor has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Bemis Company Inc., effective 11 June 2019. The combined company will now operate as Amcor Plc (Amcor), trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “AMCR” and the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol “AMC.” Amcor is included in both the S&P 500 and S&P/ASX 200 indices.
Amcor and GSK win Alufoil Trophy
The European Aluminium Foil Association has awarded the Alufoil Trophy in the Product Protection category to Formpack Dessiflex Ultra, in recognition of the enhanced protection provided to the Augmentin product and the positive impact on the millions of patients who use it. The Formpack Dessiflex Ultra blister solution was developed by Amcor, and this specific package was done in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline.
Letti chooses Amcor to design clear PET bottles for customers in Latin America
In Brazil, leading dairy brand Letti is the first to adopt transparent one-liter PET bottles for its Lettico A2 fermented milk products. These custom containers, made exclusively for Letti by Amcor, replace the traditional white, opaque high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bottles that have dominated the market.
Opening wine made easier and cleaner with Amcor's Easypeel capsule
A new capsule design from Amcor is making wine easier to open, while preserving time-honoured traditions that are important to discriminating aficionados. The EASYPEEL wine-opening system uses a one-piece aluminium capsule engineered to open wine bottles along a clean line, every time. Unlike other technologies that rely on pull tabs, EASYPEEL allows consumers and professionals to use traditional bottle openers.
New Danone yogurt jar appeals to health conscious-consumers
The yogurt market in Latin America continues to grow as companies develop products to appeal to health-conscious consumers. That appeal includes premium-looking packaging that is durable and increasingly sustainable. For Danone that includes developing attractive packaging in collaboration with global packaging company Amcor.
Amcor among major organizations worldwide committing to diminish plastic waste, pollution
Global packaging leader Amcor, together with global brand owners, retailers, nongovernmental organizations, policymakers and others, has joined in a commitment to reduce waste and pollution from plastic packaging. Amcor Chief Executive Officer Ron Delia signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment on behalf of the company’s 33,000 people.
Brands can now choose Amcor ‘Sunshine’ to increase attractiveness of packages in Latin America
A unique printing technology that creates folding cartons with a premium look is now available to consumer brands doing business in Latin America. In response to increasing demand, Amcor has installed its patent-pending "Sunshine" process at the company’s plant in Nuevo Leon, Mexico – the first Latin America site with the technology and 13th for Amcor worldwide.
Healthcare-packaging customers benefit from Amcor's continued investment in new technologies
Greater specificity and national differences in labelling information on healthcare products across Europe, combined with a growth in precision medicines, are changing customer expectations about how packaging is made. In response, global packaging leader Amcor is continuing to invest to meet customers’ needs across Europe.
Developments in packaging sustainability and efficiency secure Amcor two 2018 Alufoil Trophies
Two sustainable packaging innovations from Amcor that boost efficiency and improve consumer convenience have won 2018 Alufoil Trophies at the European Aluminium Foil Association awards. The company’s PolyInert laminates, which enable sensitive pharmaceuticals to be packaged in stick-pack form, won the Resource Efficiency category, and AluFix Retort Xtra, the newest addition to the successful AluFix range, won the Technical Innovation award.
Pharma packaging: Crucial for compliance, cost and patient care
As cost control, patent losses and the rise of biosimilars put more pressure on big pharma to rethink business models, packaging is positioned to play a larger role in the pharma supply chain than it ever has before. In fact, in a world where patients are living longer, worrying about external contaminations and demanding a greater understanding of the medicines they take, packaging has a lot of key roles to fulfil.
Amcor and Kezzler launch end-to-end digital packaging system
In recognition of the huge potential of smart packaging, Amcor, in partnership with Kezzler, has launched MaXQ, an end-to-end digital packaging system designed to take advantage of a captive digital audience, and drive consumer engagement and loyalty in the process.
AmLite: A premium look, metal-free solution for coffee
Enhancing your coffee brand means creating a premium look without compromising on freshness. AmLite is a micro-thin, ultra-high barrier coating that gives you creative freedom in your packaging designs, protects your product and boosts sustainability
Amcor Unveils New PET Stock Bottle Collection for Dairy, Aseptic, and High-Pressure Processed Beverages
Amcor Rigid Plastics, the world’s leading producer of rigid plastic packaging, has launched a new collection of crystal clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) stock bottles and preforms for dairy, aseptic, and high-pressure processed (HPP) liquid bev
Amcor Packaging wins three Alufoil Trophies for Consumer Convenience, Technical Innovation and Resource Efficiency
The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) has selected three Amcor packaging solutions as winners of an Alufoil Trophy 2016 in the categories of Consumer Convenience, Technical Innovation, and Resource Efficiency.
Kerry Foods innovative Yollies packed in Amcor’s stay fresh pods are winners at The UK Packaging Awards 2015
It’s not every day such an innovative product as Kerry Foods Yollies comes to market. Yollies is a yogurt on a stick designed for children’s lunchboxes. It is a really fun way to enjoy the healthy goodness of yogurt.
- Isabel Thomas
- Created 24 Apr 2019
- Modified 29 Apr 2019
- Hits 985