The Schur Flexibles Group is expanding its product portfolio to prioritize sustainability and innovation. Recently, the group presented a number of highly innovative products from its pioneering “rethink” sustainability strategy. Implementation of this strategy is based on Schur Flexibles’ newly developed
5R program comprised of the five pillars of sustainability: Responsibility, Recycling, Replace, Reduction and Renewal

The new packaging films were introduced at the IFFA 2019 Trade Fair and are specially adapted to the stringent requirements of the food packaging sector where plastic is still indispensable to ensure the highest levels of protection for food safety and waste reduction. The goal for the development was to offer an extended range of sustainable solutions for all applications without sacrificing food protection, hygiene and handling. The Schur Flexibles campaign for the responsible use of resources has met with great interest and very positive feedback from customers and consumers alike.

VACUflex EX-T – recyclable and highly efficient
One of the most innovative packaging films developed by Schur Flexibles is the VACUflex EX-T. This recyclable thermoforming film made of polyolefins combines excellent machinability with extremely high product protection and is equipped with an EVOH barrier. The unique material is available in thicknesses from 80 to 175 μm. It features a high oxygen barrier and offers outstanding machinability on all thermoforming machines, enabling a high production rate and high output.

When used in combination with films such as FlexTop, VACUflex EX-T creates a packaging solution that is ideally suited to fulfil the demands of recyclability in the circular economy. The transparent, highly recyclable high-gloss film can be printed in up to ten colors and thus ensures attractive product presentation at the point of sale. It is suitable for a variety of products such as fresh and processed meat, fish, cheese, convenience foods and more.

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