Manufacturers in flexible packaging industry are exploring various ways to drive sustainability in flexible packaging. Extensive developments and machine trials are happening at different levels across the value chain of packaging. Be it right from Raw Material producers, Film Producers, Convertors till Brand Owners, all are aligned and focused on how to make the flexible packaging sustainable and / or eco- friendly.
Same polymeric family laminates, Monolayer laminates, Paper based packaging, In-Mould labelled cups / glasses-based packaging, +50micron thickness secondary packaging are few of the areas where our Indian manufacturers are putting efforts to make the packaging sustainable aligned with sustainability regulations.
Films Producers plays vital role in this sustainability journey having more responsibilities to develop specialty films / base substrates for any of the packaging that is being evaluated for sustainable packaging. Developing appropriate film or base substrate for any downstream process is the first step to start this sustainability journey.
Through this article, we shall be looking on various aspects of developments going on in films manufacturing as a solution towards sustainability.