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Frozen film packaging from circular polyethylene

Verpa Folien Group has joined forces with Migros subsidiary BINA to launch a frozen food packaging that will contain 51 percent recycled PE from Sabic.


According to the two companies, all foil packaging for frozen products from Bischofszell Nahrungsmittel AG (BINA) will be successively converted to this new packaging. According to the information, Verpa Folie St. Gallen AG will obtain the material for this from Sabic. It is part of Sabic's Trucircle range and is obtained from heavily contaminated post-consumer plastics (PCR), which can no longer be mechanically recycled, using a pyrolysis process. Bischofszell Nahrungsmittel AG (Bischofzell, Switzerland) aims to save around 80 tons of PE primary plastic per year by using Sabic's pyrolysis-derived material. Thomas Kressler, packaging developer in charge at BINA, explains, "We want to make an important contribution to the circular economy in this way." He adds that a certified mass balance process proves that the defined quantity of 51 percent PCR plastic is used in production. In this way, consumers would have the certainty that the products they buy contribute to a circular economy. To this end, the Verpa Folien Group has had itself certified according to the ISCC Plus standard, is said. "We are working daily on new films made from mechanical and chemical recycling, renewable raw materials and now also as the only producer for BioNatur Materials in Europe," added Patrick Dähler, Country Manager Switzerland of Verpa Folie St. Gallen AG.


  • (May 31, 2023)
  • Photo: © Verpa Group

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