Innovative solutions at Fachpack 2022

Consumers and companies are putting more emphasis on environmentally friendly packaging. At Constantia Flexibles, an Austrian leading manufacturers of flexible packaging sustainability has been a key guiding principle for a long time. At FachPack 2022 show, which will take place in Nuremberg on 27-29 September, Constantia Flexibles will present its new packaging innovations as well as long-established product lines.

Among them there will be Constantia Flexibles' EcoPressoLid capsule liner which enables more sustainable coffee consumption. It is compostable, biobased, and perfect for sealing the top and bottom of compostable coffee capsules. The EN13432 certified material was awarded "OK Compost Industrial" by TÜV Austria in 2022. Especially its high oxygen barrier and good performance during the brewing process make it a sustainable and high-performing packaging solution.

Furthermore, together with the Dutch film manufacturer Plasthill, Constantia Flexibles developed the CompresSeal technology, based on a new type of micro embossing technology. The innovative embossing pattern allows the basis weight of polyolefinic sealing films to be reduced by up to 30%, while keeping the packaging thickness. This significantly reduces the CO2 footprint of packaging and raw materials consumption.

Moreover, the Pharma Division at the Austrian company also researched and developed at full steam and launched a brand-new innovation this year. The polypropylene (PP)-based, recyclable mono-material solution Perpetua Alta features high chemical resistance to pharmaceutical products. Its unique selling point as well as its lower weight and higher efficiency are a combination of sustainability and resistance. Compared to conventional laminates, it combines these properties with optimum protection against oxygen, water vapor, and light.

In addition to these product innovations, Constantia Flexibles will also be presenting its long-established product lines at the FachPack 2022, such as the more sustainable packaging line Ecolutions. Consisting of the recyclable product families EcoLam (mono PE laminate), EcoVer (mono PP laminate), EcoPaper (paper solutions), and EcoPeelCover (aluminum-based closure solution), the product line reduces the environmental impact while maintaining packaging performance.