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Heat resistant and fully recyclable: Starlinger viscotec's white rPET100 packaging for dairy, hot drinks and ready meals


Made from recycled material and designed for recycling: Starlinger viscotec, a division of the Austrian machinery supplier Starlinger & Co GmbH, has developed a new material to make packaging for dairy and hot-fill products fully recyclable. rPET100 combines the environmental advantages of recycled PET with easy material processability and opens opportunities for new circular packaging solutions.

Food packaging for applications like dairy, hot drinks, instant soups, and ready-meals must withstand higher temperatures during the production process and consumption. Additionally, dairy products require packaging with optimal light and gas barrier for longer shelf life. The new rPET100 sheet combines these benefits and adds new ones: it is heat resistant, made from monomaterial, and its white colour protects the product from UV light. Once used, the packaging can be 100% recycled because it contains no other polymer additives.

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