Peelable PLA for Fresh Produce


Amcor Flexibles has been granted the exclusive sales license from Rockwell Solutions Limited to market its Sustainable Peelable PLA film for the global fresh produce market. This compliments the growing range of environmental films supplied by Amcor Flexibles under the Amcor NaturePlus umbrella and enhances Amcor’s position as a leading supplier in this growing market.

The PLA (polylactic acid) film, manufactured from cornstarch, is being used by Amcor Flexibles in its Amcor P-Plus range of tailored permeability films for modified atmosphere packaging. Amcor P-Plus is designed to maintain freshness and extend the shelf life of fresh produce.

The 40-micron material exhibits excellent peel characteristics to PLA, aPET, rPET, PVC and HIPS trays in ambient to chill conditions and thus provides added consumer convenience of easy opening. The film peels cleanly away from the base tray without any sharding and can be used on existing lidding machines. The film has also been formulated to include antimist to ensure clear visibility of the freshness of the product inside and is fully printable in either flexo or gravure to give highly attractive packs. See

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