DS Smith, Aquapak Partner To Develop Packaging Solution
UK based DS Smith and Aquapak, a developer of biode- gradable polymer, also based in the UK, are teaming up to develop the next generation of packaging solutions. By working together, the two companies can provide sustain- able fibre-based packaging solutions that will replace hard to recycle packaging made from combined materials such as cardboard and plastic. After a period of pilot trials with the combined materials, focusing on both performance and recyclability, the part- nership will now begin developing practical applications. This includes a range of fibre-based packaging where tra- ditional plastic films can be replaced with Aquapak’s Hy- dropol, a biodegradable and water-soluble polymer that will help to improve the recycling process. With a focus on tackling hard to recycle items, the adop- tion of this biodegradable technology will allow for less contamination in the recycling and paper-making process. “We are proud to partner with Aquapak to develop a re- cyclable packaging alternative to non-recyclable plastics,” said Nick Thompson, Materials Development Director for DS Smith. “Aquapak’s advances in novel barrier chemis- tries combined with our broad range of packaging applica- tions can help us work together to solve many of the most pressing packaging recyclability issues.”
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