Sun Chemical is pleased to announce its collaboration with Elif, a Huhtamaki company, which saw the companies jointly produce an award-winning monolayer recyclable pouch. The innovative pouch, which is available as part of Sun Chemical’s sustainable packaging solutions, received an award at the 2023 WorldStar Global Packaging Awards. The trophy was presented by the World Packaging Organization (WPO) at the interpack trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany on 6 May, 2023.
The monolayer PE barrier pouch, developed using Sun Chemical’s SunBeam Advance 5 Electron Beam offset inks and includes Sun Chemical’s printable SunBar Aerobloc barrier coating and a final electron beam cured coating layer, offers elevated heat seal resistance. The pouch successfully passed recyclability testing by recycling alliance, Interseroh. The SunBeam Advance 5 offset inks also benefit from approximately 30% biorenewable material when independently assessed for biorenewable carbon content.
Jonathan Sexton, Marketing Manager, Energy Curing Products EMEA, Sun Chemical, comments: “With sustainability at the forefront of our agenda, we are consciously collaborating with key stakeholders in the field, such as Elif -a Huhtamaki company, to produce innovative, cutting-edge and eco-friendly solutions.
“We are thrilled that the recyclable monolayer pouch – featuring our SunBeam Advance 5 Electron Beam offset inks and SunBar Aerobloc barrier coating – is being globally recognised and celebrated by the World Packaging Organization. We will keep striving to develop packaging solutions that will help our customers to be more sustainable.”
WPO President, Pierre Pienaar, adds: “Winning a WorldStar Award is a global recognition and puts your packaging on a different and prestigious level. This year, the high standard of submissions reflected the focus of the global packaging industry in innovation and sustainability. We saw a wide range of unique ideas in all categories.”