The essential contribution of plastic packaging in particular to food safety and shelf life is apparent, especially during the current COVID 19 pandemic. For this reason, the PackTheFuture Award recognizes plastic packaging solutions that succeed in meeting a variety of needs, including product protection and sustainability, in an innovative way – such as the resealable Multipeel PurePP from SÜDPACK: "This is an excellent example of food packaging that is both recyclable and sustainable thanks to its reduced weight, while also offering product protection and resealability," the jury concluded, thus nominating the SÜDPACK solution as the only winner out of 58 entries in the "Save Food" category.
Strong commitment to the development of sustainable films
"We are very proud of this award," said Erik Bouts, spokesperson for the management board of SÜDPACK. "It shows that we are on the right track with our efforts to develop particularly sustainable, yet highly efficient packaging films.“ Recyclability and material reduction are important fields of action on the company's own Roadmap for Sustainable Film Packaging. Multipeel PurePP, which is made of polypropylene (PP), sets standards in these two areas: The renowned Institute cyclos-HTP certifies that the material has a very high recyclability of 95 percent. The evaluation is based on how well the entire packaging, consisting of bottom and top film, can be recycled at modern recycling plants.
The Multipeel PurePP is part of SÜDPACK's new Pure line. Every member of the film family is made of PP material and is therefore particularly easy to recycle. In addition to Multipeel PurePP, the Pure line also comprises the Multifol PurePP flexible film and the Flow Pack PurePP flow wrapping solution. The use of mono-material does not lead to a loss of product protection or convenience for any of the Pure line products. The Multipeel PurePP seals reliably and is particularly suitable for dairy and meat products, as well as confectionery, snacks and even technical products. Thanks to its resealable closing feature, consumers can easily portion fresh products without having to decant them into other containers for safe storage.