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Flint Group Supports Global CEFLEX Packaging Project

Flint Group Packaging, one of the largest consumables suppliers to the global print and packaging industry, has lent its support to the Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging Quality Recycling Project (CEFLEX QRP), co-developing and trialing duplex laminated flexible packaging comprising Polypropylene (PP) recyclate (rPP).

The main goal of the QRP is to create a PP recyclate structure that does not inhibit the printing and converting process of today’s supply chain. In doing so, the project aims to ultimately recycle a higher percentage of PP in non-food contact film applications.

The project takes direct aim at the significant issue of low recycling rates in consumer households across Europe. Representing a large-scale collaboration between more than 180 organizations, associations and stakeholders across Europe, the CEFLEX project has made positive progress in showcasing the potential of a recycle-ready mono-material substrate.

Following a series of five semi-industrial trials to test the viability of printing on films made using rPP resin, results showed that the use of post-consumer recyclate in the packaging structure did not inhibit the printing or converting process of a monopolymer PP duplex laminated barrier pouch in non-food applications.

The next stage of the project will see the creation of an industrial scale QRP waste processing plant, which is anticipated to be in active commercial use by 2023.

To learn more about the CEFLEX initiative and its work in flexible packaging circularity, please visit https://ceflex.eu.

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