DuPont Teijin Films today announced the launch of its new Mylar® Harvest Fresh rPET range of heat sealable polyester films with up to 50 per cent post-consumer recycled rPET content.
As the world's largest supplier of "top seal" polyester lidding films, DuPont Teijin Films combines the unique heat seal properties of the Mylar® Harvest Fresh range of films with base film made from food contact approved rPET polymer.
The Mylar® Harvest Fresh range of films delivers the waste and cost reduction benefits of top seal lidding with the additional bonus of a lower carbon footprint product, giving retailers the ability to promote a clear and consistent sustainability message with post-consumer recycled content in both tray and lid.
DuPont Teijin Films has worked closely with a world-leading supplier of rPET polymer,sourcing the raw material solely from one-way bottle deposit return schemes from Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. The bottles are subjected to several stages of sorting and washing before going through the final patented URRC cleaning process.
As well as proving a viable end use market for recycled polymer,the Mylar® Harvest Fresh rPET range also delivers a carbon footprint saving which has been estimated by third party audit to be approximately 1.4 kilograms less CO2 emissions for every kilogram of virgin material replaced by recycled content.The Mylar® Harvest Fresh rPET range is available with the full range of DuPont Teijin Films' heat seal chemistries delivering all the benefits expected of Mylar® lidding films such as low temperature seals, class leading anti-fog performance and the ability to seal to a wide range of material including rPET and pulp punnets.
DuPont Teijin Films, a joint venture between DuPont and Teijin Limited, is the world's premier producer of polyester films and related services for Healthcare, Alternative Energy, Durable Media, Electronics, Specialist Packaging, Electrical Insulation and Capacitors Industries and many more. Only DuPont Teijin Films manufactures MYLAR® and MELINEX® brand films.