Metallised MDO PE

metallised mdo pe film from Camvac

Metallised MDO PE is now available from Camvac in single web form.

Norfolk based supplier of metallised and clear barrier films, Camvac, has expanded its sustainable packaging material films by successfully developing a high barrier metallised machine-direction orientated Polyethylene film.

Primarily aimed at the food and converter markets, Camvac’s latest film development increases the company’s sustainable barrier layer packaging film solutions.

Machine-direction orientation (MDO) film has a growing presence in food and consumer packaging. In recent months the confectionary and snacks marketplace has been requesting the industry for a metallised MDO PE based film.

This request includes the requirement to provide a barrier coating suitable for conversion and lamination to similar product family materials, creating a mono-film laminate solution for conversion into the end-product packaging.

This development facilitates the opportunity for recycling within the circular economy.

Camvac’s barrier technology has delivered a solution with their latest commercial development being available in 20 and 25 micron gauges.

MDO technology has numerous benefits for a film material.

Processing film material via MDO enhances the properties of the film and offers the opportunity for costs to be reduced. MDO films are incredibly stable when compared to ‘standard PE’, which facilitates the potential to reduce the gauge resulting, which in turn uses less material being used, which in turn leads to a reduction in product packaging, transport costs and a reduced carbon footprint.

Taking the raw MDO PE film, Camvac has used their unique, patented technology, adding barrier to the film via their Camplus Extra process.

The Camplus Extra technology produces an MDO polyethylene film that has dramatically improved metal adhesion, offering higher inter-ply bond strength and enhanced barrier.

The single-web metallised MDO PE offers the converter a high barrier, OTR and MVTR, polyethylene film that can be laminated to another PE substrate to create a mono-material film for conversion into a recyclable flexible packaging pack. These laminate film structures may predominantly feature in the snack food marketplace, including crisp packaging and similar end-uses.

Key benefits of the latest development include;

–         Reduced film thickness

–         Reduced packaging costs

–         Possibility of 100% mono-material structures that can be recycled

–         Lamination grade of high barrier metallised PE film material

–         High pressure resistance

–         Exceptional barrier performance both MVTR & OTR

–         Available in 20um and 25um single-web structures

–         Camplus Extra process to surpass the necessary barrier requirement the market demands.

Gary Chalkley, Development Director at Camvac, states “Developing a high barrier metallised MDO PE offers the converters and ultimately the end-users the possibility of a mono-material laminate for the snack market which can be recycled. The Technical and Production Teams here at Camvac have worked in parallel to develop a high barrier MDO PE film solution. Utilising Camvac’s barrier technology has created an exceptional a film with exceptional barrier performance. Utilising it’s unique patented Camplus Extra technology to metallise the PE Camvac has delivered the barrier requirement for the snack market. This is the first development commercially available of barrier MDO PE from Camvac and we are already close to commercially launching clear barrier solutions.“

This innovation joins Camvac’s growing range of Sustainable Packaging Solutions within their Camvert range of films which is primarily targeting the food and converter marketplace.

As Camvac continues to invest and develop new packaging films, the company is continually seeking new opportunities to partner with likeminded companies and would welcome any opportunity to discuss new partnerships – not only for their Sustainable Packaging Film but also their other packaging solutions.

Contact Us today to discuss your individual packaging film requirement.

Camtherm Film used in fight against COVID-19

high barrier metallised film Camtherm by Camvac

A new video from VIPA Int’l, the representative association of the global vacuum insulation panel (VIP) industry, demonstrates how VIPs help solve the unprecedented logistical challenge of shipping billions of COVID-19 vaccines ‎around the world at very low temperatures (-20°C to -70°C).‎

VIPs’ high insulation values enable stable temperatures for up to 10 days without power‎ and give enhanced resistance in extreme climatic conditions, which is especially effective for the ‘soft last mile’ to the vaccination centres and doctors’ offices. Their low insulation thickness also allows for thinner container and packaging walls, meaning that more vaccines can be shipped per journey.

Camvac’s part in all this is to supply our Camtherm film, metallised films and laminates for thermal insulation, which is converted and used within the VIP panel construction. Camvac’s Camtherm film has been specifically designed, tested and optimised to be supplied in laminate or single web structures. Camtherm demonstrates exceptional barrier to oxygen and moisture as well as excellent emissivity values. These characteristics results in our Camtherm films being used within the manufacture of VIP panels. The VIP panel offers insulation within the outer packaging of the container / box. VIP panels have unique characteristics which makes them ideal for transportation. These characteristics include extremely low thermal conductivity, coupled with long-term thermal performance and low insulation thickness. They are also reusable, recyclable and nontoxic so ecologically friendly.

Watch the below video from VIPA to understand more about VIPs and how they are being used to ship COVID-19 vaccines around the globe.

Camvac may not be on the front-line fighting this pandemic but together with our thermal insulation film and partners we are doing all we can to assist in the fight against COVID-19.

Packaging Insights Interview with Camvac’s CEO

Extrapet Lidding Film by Camvac

PackagingInsights speaks exclusively with Camvac CEO Greg Kingham about raw material availability issues conjured up by the COVID-19 and Brexit “perfect storm.” Kingham also discusses Camvac’s compliance with the UK Plastic Packaging Tax, and how the company defines “sustainability.”

Camvac is an industry leader in the high barrier food and liquid beverage packaging sectors. The UK-based supplier also produces specialist films for various applications, including its Camtherm metalized films and laminates.

Camvac’s films are used within the thermal insulation industry, specifically Vacuum Insulated Panels (VIPs), and play an essential role in transporting COVID-19 vaccines worldwide.

Flexible Packaging Europe and others have warned of raw material shortages. How has Camvac been impacted?
Kingham: At the start of the pandemic, supply was consistent, and no major impacts were felt. However, as the pandemic grew and disrupted more countries, we started to experience raw material supply issues. Earlier this year, we were receiving numerous force majeure declarations from our suppliers. Like most packaging manufacturers, raw material pricing has increased dramatically over 2021. Still there does seem to be some calming coming into place with pricing beginning to stabilize for most raw material products. Availability, on the other hand, is still limited.

How has Brexit escalated the supply issues?
Kingham: One of the biggest obstacles was English ports closing last winter and Brexit coming into effect. Our purchasing team had managed to secure material to ensure we could fulfill our customer orders on time and in full, but the limitations to shipments into and out of the country really did impact us.

Coupled with Brexit taking effect, some would say it was the perfect storm! Thankfully, the two-to-three-week period was the biggest disruption we faced. Admittedly, we continue to see extended lead times for raw material supply, so our production team is continually adjusting dates to meet raw material deliveries. We have increased our raw material levels on-site to help manage this.

Furthermore, our purchasing team continues to work closely with our suppliers to secure material and ensure our customer orders can be fulfilled. As the supply issue is industry-wide, our customers are aware of potential extended lead times and placing orders before we would usually expect them. This helps massively with securing stock and planning production and order fulfillment.

In what ways has Camvac supported the fight against COVID-19?
Kingham: Part of the fight against COVID-19 is the deployment of the various vaccines. Our Camtherm structures have the important task of transporting the COVID-19 vaccines around the globe. Many of the vaccines must be kept at very low temperatures. As a result, temperature-controlled packaging is used as the transport solution of choice. The temperature-controlled boxes are designed to offer energy efficiency as well as excellent space savings and reliability for more vaccines per shipment.

Camvac’s Camtherm film has been specifically designed, tested and optimized to be supplied in laminate or single web structures. Camtherm demonstrates exceptional oxygen and moisture barriers and excellent emissivity values. These characteristics result in Camtherm films being used within the manufacture of VIP panels. The VIP panel offers insulation within the outer packaging of the container or box. VIP panels have unique characteristics making them ideal for transportation. These characteristics include extremely low thermal conductivity, coupled with long-term thermal performance and low insulation thickness. They are also reusable, recyclable and non-toxic.

What consumer trends have you discerned from COVID-19?
Kingham: Heightened hygiene and increases in food packaging demand have certainly come to fruition. The consumer is demanding produce in packaging, and this demand continues. It seems the change in consumer demand is a clear requirement for eco-friendly packaging solutions. This is driving our product development.

Meanwhile, e-commerce has increased and continues to maintain high levels. This has not directly impacted Camvac as we do not sell online. However, the increase in online activity and online orders has increased the demand for cardboard packaging. Linked to this, we see supply strains on our cardboard-based consumables, for example, cores. There is not a supply limitation, but there has been a visible increase in price for cardboard cores.

Camvac has continued launching eco-conscious solutions during the pandemic. How do you define “sustainability?”
Kingham: “Sustainability” at Camvac is defined as offering the consumer an eco-friendly solution that performs on par with, and where possible exceeds, the barrier performance of traditional packaging films. Camvert is our dedicated sustainable range. Our company vision is not to limit our material options: where the consumer demands a recyclable barrier film, we will develop this, and where a home-compostable solution is sought, we will develop this also. Our Camvert portfolio is being driven by the consumer, depending on their geographical location. Our end goal is to be able to offer our customers a sustainable solution from our entire range.

How has your Camvert barrier film range evolved over recent years?
Kingham: Our development team is focused on increasing our Camvert barrier films range. In 2019, we developed and commercialized a compostable barrier film for food. In 2020, we introduced our decorative home-compostable metalized cellulose acetate film. We then reintroduced our thermal laminate films with enhanced barriers. In 2021, we have developed and introduced our post-consumer recycled (PCR), all-PET, barrier laminate structure: ExtraPET PCR. Further developments continue to progress well and by the year-end, our Camvert range will expand again as these new developments commercialize.

Is Camvac prepared for the April 2022 UK Plastics Packaging Tax?
Kingham: Camvac continues to prepare for the tax, mainly through barrier film developments that can be cost-neutral for customers. One big part of this preparation is the commercialization of our ExtraPET films with PCR content. By offering this solution to the marketplace, with percentage levels of PCR material that far exceed the minimum (30 percent), we can prolong the film’s lifespan and enable a truly long-term solution. Our customers will not be investing in product approvals only to have to seek reapproval if the UK legislation changes and increases the percentage of PCR required.

What challenges might wider industry face with this tax?
Kingham: The main challenges for Camvac and the wider packaging industry will be securing the raw material required to meet and exceed the legislation. Furthermore, it will be challenging to introduce barrier packaging solutions that are cost-neutral, or as a worst-case scenario, with price increases lower than the tax. If the products cannot overcome the cost difference, our customers will opt for the plastic tax and not more sustainable packaging solutions.

With UK lockdown measures appearing to ease, what are Camvac’s plans for the future?
Kingham: Throughout the UK’s lockdown, Camvac has remained operational. We are continuing to welcome our office staff back on-site but revised and socially distanced arrangements will last for the short-term, mainly to reassure our team members after working from home for so long.

Commercially, we are looking forward to face-to-face meetings when restrictions ease further. Video calls have a place and will be part of Camvac for years to come, but at times, it is a lot better to physically meet your customer in-person to build a relationship. We are also starting to welcome visitors back on-site for meetings and tours of our manufacturing facility. Further ahead, we are looking forward to industry shows from a visitor and exhibitor perspective.

Interview By Joshua Poole. Packaging Insights. July 2021. 

Lidding Film ExtraPET PCR

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Camvac launches 60% Post-Consumer Recycled Barrier Lidding Film

Norfolk based Camvac was the first company in Europe to develop and commercialise food contact grade metallised PET and OPP films. Fast forward over fifty years and the company has established itself as one of the leading global suppliers of metallised and clear barrier films and laminates for a wide range of applications including food and liquid beverage packaging.

Camvac’s latest commercial development is a post-consumer recycled (PCR) grade PET barrier film named ExtraPET PCR. This new development joins Camvac’s existing ExtraPET film range which is used primarily within for the food and converter marketplace and positions itself within Camvac’s growing Camvert range of sustainable packaging solutions.

ExtraPET PCR has been purposely developed to meet the growing consumer demand for more sustainable lidding film solutions. The new film development sets out to reduce plastic waste and plastic going to landfill. It also utilises the circular economy, reducing the use of fossil feedstocks, alongside reducing carbon footprint, and supporting recycling streams along with improved waste collection. The film still provides an all-PET structure and maintains Camvacs’ high gas barrier performance, both OTR and WVTR as required for MAP & CAP packaging applications.

Available in either peel or weld seal laminate structures, the mono-material lidding film has been designed to offer excellent sealing properties and exceptional barrier performance. Whilst guaranteeing the film appearance is not hampered by using food contact approved PCR grade base webs. Camvac can offer a sustainable film that truly challenges virgin PET films, due to very similar characteristics and visual appearance – no yellow hints are visible in the barrier lidding film!

The high barrier polyester laminate film’s versatility contributes to the film being used for a wide range of processed meats, fresh meats, poultry, pastas, vegetable, and bakery packaging solutions, where presentation and fresh appearance is critical.

Camvac’s Development Director, Gary Chalkley, states “ExtraPET traditionally provides a variety of environmentally friendly and atmosphere packaging solutions in peel and non-peel, anti-fog, and high barrier options. By introducing a minimum 60% PCR content film into the range boosts the film’s environmental attributes of this mono-material film in the drive for more sustainable film solutions for the packaging of fresh and prepared produce.”

The peelable ExtraPET PCR is available as an adhesive laminate of 12-micron polyester to 20-micron polyester. ExtraPET PCR Peelable total PCR content makes up 62% of the laminate structure.

The weld seal laminate structure is 12-micron polyester to 15-micron polyester. This laminate structure uses two base webs that accumulates the total post-consumer recycled content of 65-percent of the laminate structure.

As a direct result of the ExtraPET range being an all-polyester structure, the potential of total recyclability, where post-consumer collection infrastructure exists, is possible.

The recyclable lidding film has the capability to seal and peel from various tray structures including PET trays. A PET tray and ExtraPET film lid combination meets the ever-growing requirement of a complete mono-material packaging solution that is truly recyclable.

 

Camvac’s ExtraPET film range is found in most UK supermarkets and has a growing presence globally, particularly in mainland Europe. Not only are the UK consumers demanding greener and more sustainable options but also the imminent introduction of the UK plastic tax is forcing converters and food packaging companies to find sustainable alternatives.

ExtraPet is a perfect solution to enable products currently packed in multi-polymer tray/lidding combinations to switch a 100% PET film / tray solution that is already extensively used in the MAP/CAP markets.

ExtraPET PCR has been developed to go beyond the 30% post-consumer recycled minimum.

With this new product being added to Camvac’s ExtraPET portfolio, the predominant customer base of converters and packers will not change. The long-standing supply partnerships will continue to be built upon, albeit with a new environmentally friendly stance, alongside the proven reliability of Camvac’s ExtraPET film.

ExtraPET PCR Key Product Benefits

  • Mono-material (widely recyclable)
  • Chlorine free barrier coating (environmentally friendly)
  • Excellent seal integrity
  • Minimum 62% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Content
  • Peel and weld seal options
  • Market leading antifog properties
  • Excellent light transmission / low haze values. Excellent clarity and product visibility
  • High barrier laminate offers extended product shelf-life
  • Print receptive top coating

 

As Camvac continues to invest and develop new packaging films, the company is continually seeking new opportunities to partner with likeminded companies and would welcome any opportunity to discuss new partnerships – not only for their ExtraPET films but also their other packaging solutions.

FDA Compliance Maintained

Camvac FDA Compliance

For another consecutive year, Camvac has successfully maintained our 100% FDA Compliance score for 2021-2022.

The latest FDA Compliance inspection was a little different from previous years as a result of the COVID-19 regulations in place. Camvac’s business operations were still inspected for compliance with the stringent standards required by the FDA. Although the inspection was carried out remotely, Camvac still passed and our FDA Compliance has been extended for the year ahead.

The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health in the USA through the control and supervision of their operating industries. The FDA is a broad regulatory authority with responsibilities that regulate a range of product categories including; foods, medical and electronic products. The area of interest for Camvac is the food category due to our food and converter packaging solutions.

Camvac are pleased to have successfully passed the audit. Maintaining the FDA Compliance means Camvac can continue to supply packaging solutions into the USA markets, in particular the Liquid Packaging Market.

Camvac maintains BRC Grade A Status

The BRCGS Global standard for Packaging Materials was the first packaging standard to be globally recognised by GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) and as such, is a popular packaging standard for those operating within and supplying packaging to the food and drink industry.

Packaging is a fundamental part of any brand. It defines product integrity, security and drives innovation. Consumers are attracted to strong and recognisable products that need to be consistent in size, colour and shape. Packaging is therefore an integral part of the manufacturing process. The Global standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials is the first packaging standard in the world to be recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) bench-marking committee. This is why Camvac works tirelessly to achieve a high standard, year on year.

Our BRCGS standard is just one of a number of standards Camvac works towards so our packaging options are leading in our chosen markets.

Take a look through our Product Range of see for yourself.

Extrapet Recyclable Barrier Lidding Film

lidding film thats recyclable by Camvac

ExtraPET Recyclable Lidding Film by Camvac  

Norfolk based Camvac was the first company in Europe to produce food contact grade metallised PET and OPP films. Today Camvac is one of the leading global suppliers of metallised and clear barrier films and laminates for a wide range of Food Packaging, Liquid Packaging (Bag-in-Box) Solutions, Medical Applications, Construction, and Insulation products. Camvac’s metallised films and laminates can be found in a wide range of consumer end products and packaging, from lidding on ready meals to films within construction insulation. Camvac’s product range is constantly developing and evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the consumer. Camvac has invested heavily into technological advances enabling sustainable packaging solutions to be available across most of their product portfolio, under their Camvert range.

Not all high barrier, sustainable, film solutions are newcomers to Camvac’s Product Portfolio. Since its creation over twenty years ago Camvac’s ExtraPET film has been widely acknowledged and recognised as a market leading product within the global lidding film sector. It’s mono-material structure, exceedingly high barrier performance, both OTR and MVTR, critical for MAP/CAP packaging, together with high clarity and market leading antifog properties have been contributing factors to the film’s longevity and continued market success.

ExtraPET is an all PET (mono material) configuration, available in a range of structures with the two most common being 12micron Polyester laminated to 15micron Polyester and 12um PET to 25um PET. Barrier performance is gained by Camvac vacuum coating the material during manufacture with one of their ‘Cam’ processes. Camclear® was another Camvac first, introducing alox coated polyester film into the market as a chlorine-free clear barrier film, setting industry standards for gas barrier and clarity, which makes it unbeatable for a variety of applications.

As a direct result of ExtraPET being an all polyester structure, the potential of total recyclability, where post-consumer collection infrastructure exist, is possible.

The transparent high barrier polyester laminate recyclable lidding film is found in most UK supermarkets and has a growing presence globally, particularly in mainland Europe. Its versatility means the film is used for a wide range of processed meats, fresh meats, poultry, pastas, vegetable, and bakery, where presentation and fresh appearance is critical. ExtraPET provides a variety of environmentally friendly solutions in peel and non-peel, anti-fog, and high barrier options.

The recyclable lidding film has the capability to seal and peel from various tray structures include PET trays. A PET tray and ExtraPET film lid combination meets the ever-growing requirement of a complete mono-material packaging solution that is truly recyclable.

Camvac are not willing to settle for a film which has been a market leader. Camvac’s in-house development team are working relentlessly to guarantee ExtraPET (recyclable lidding film) exceeds market demands and its reputation. Consumers are demanding greener and more sustainable options and with the imminent new plastic tax introduction, investment in new sustainable technologies has to become not only best practise, but affordable, while also representing a major plus to consumers growing ever more concerned about the recyclability of plastic film and laminate products they purchase.

This is no more evident than with the PCR (Post Consumer Recycled) base film ExtraPET solution. ExtraPET PCR is in the final development stages and will be commercially ready in Spring this year. Gary Chalkley, Development Director of Camvac, commented “the consumers are demanding green solutions and even COVID-19 has not put a stop to Camvac’s development plans. Our ExtraPET 70% PCR lidding film is in the final development stages. After the final round of testing has been completed, Camvac will be able to accept commercial orders from new and existing customers alike. The PCR lidding film development comes directly from the Development Team’s hard work but also our Production Team’s eagerness to create an even more sustainable and environmentally friendly film to meet what the market is demanding”.

Camvac’s predominant customer base is and will continue to be the converter and packer. Recently the company has entered new markets, partnering with machine manufactures and tray producers. These new relationships are built upon the quality and reliability of Camvac’s ExtraPET film (recyclable lidding film). As Camvac continues to invest and development new packaging films, the company are continually seeking new opportunities to partner with likeminded companies and would welcome any opportunity to discuss new partnerships -not only for their ExtraPET films but also their other packaging solutions.

 

ExtraPET Key Product Benefits

  • Mono-material (widely recyclable / recyclable lidding film)
  • Chlorine free barrier coating (environmentally friendly)
  • Excellent seal integrity
  • Peel / non-peel options
  • Antifog / non-antifog options
  • Excellent light transmission / low haze values. Excellent clarity and product visibility
  • High barrier laminate offers extended product shelf-life
  • Microwavable / ovenable (Camclear® ExtraPET Structure)

 

Camvac Contact Details;
Camvac Limited
Burrell Way, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 3QY
www.camvac.com
+44 (0) 1842 755 021
info@camvaclimited.com

 

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ExtraPET: Film riciclabile ad alta barriera prodotto da Camvac

Camvac è un’azienda con sede a Norfolk, pioniere in Europa nella produzione di film e laminati utilizzando PET e OPP metallizzato e trasparente per il contatto alimentare.

Camvac è attualmente uno dei principali fornitori mondiali di pellicole metallizzate e trasparenti che offrono un’elevata barriera protettiva. Inoltre nel nostro portafoglio abbiamo una vasta gamma di laminati per imballaggi alimentari, imballaggi liquidi (Bag-in-Box), applicazioni mediche, prodotti per l’edilizia e l’isolamento. I nostri film e laminati metallizzati possono essere trovati in una vasta gamma di prodotti finali e imballaggi di consumo, dai coperchi sui piatti pronti e dai prodotti dedicati all’isolamento in edilizia.

La gamma di prodotti è in costante sviluppo ed evoluzione per soddisfare le mutevoli esigenze dei consumatori. Grazie agli investimenti in progressi tecnologici effettuati da Camvac, siamo in grado di offrire ai nostri clienti prodotti di imballaggio sostenibili, disponibili nella gamma Camvert.

Non tutti i nostri prodotti ad alta barriera e sostenibili sono recenti poiché il film ExtraPET è stato creato da Camvac più di vent’anni fa ed è stato considerato un leader di mercato, riconosciuto in tutto il mondo come “Rolls Royce” di film per imballaggio. La sua struttura monomaterica e la sua elevata barriera sia all’ossigeno che all’umidità, fondamentali per il confezionamento in atmosfera protettiva o per atmosfera modificata, unitamente alle sue proprietà di trasparenza e antiappannamento, sono fattori che contribuiscono al suo continuo successo sul mercato.

ExtraPet è un prodotto completamente realizzato in PET (monomateriale), disponibile in una varietà di strutture, le due più comuni sono il poliestere da 12 micron laminato a poliestere da 15 micron e il poliestere da 12 micron laminato a poliestere da 25 micron. In Camvac otteniamo l’alta barriera grazie ad un processo di rivestimento, chiamato “Cam”. Camclear® è stata un’altra innovazione sviluppata da Camvac, è un film trasparente, privo di cloro con un’eccellente barriera contro l’ossigeno e l’umidità che lo rende estremamente versatile per una varietà di applicazioni.

ExtraPET, essendo una struttura totalmente in poliestere, garantisce e facilita il suo successivo riciclaggio.

I nostri prodotti ExtraPet si trovano nella maggior parte dei supermercati del Regno Unito e hanno una presenza crescente a livello globale, soprattutto in Europa. Grazie alla versatilità del nostro laminato, è possibile utilizzarlo in una vasta gamma di prodotti come carni lavorate, carni fresche, pollame, pasta, verdure e prodotti da forno, dove la presentazione e l’aspetto fresco sono fondamentali. ExtraPET offre una varietà di soluzioni ecocompatibili, offrendo alternative in opzioni di sigillatura, proprietà barriera e antiappannamento.

ExtraPet ha la capacità di sigillare ermeticamente varie strutture di vassoio, compresi i vassoi in PET. La combinazione del vassoio in PET e del coperchio ExtraPET è la perfetta soluzione di imballaggio riciclabile in quanto è un prodotto completamente monomateriale

Non solo Camvac si accontenta di un prodotto leader di mercato, ma il team di tecnici lavora instancabilmente per garantire che ExtraPET superi le richieste del mercato e la sua reputazione.

Con l’imminente introduzione di una tassa sull’uso della plastica, l’investimento in nuove tecnologie sostenibili deve diventare non solo best practice, ma anche conveniente, rappresentando anche un grande vantaggio per i consumatori che richiedono sempre più possibilità di scelta ecologico e sostenibile.

Il miglior esempio di sostenibilità è la nostra soluzione ExtraPET PCR (Post Consumer Recycled). I nostri nuovi prodotti ExtraPET PCR sono nelle fasi finali di sviluppo e saranno commercialmente pronti nella primavera di quest’anno. Gary Chalkley, Direttore dello sviluppo di Camvac, ha commentato che “I consumatori chiedono soluzioni ecologiche e persino COVID-19 non ha fermato i piani di sviluppo di Camvac. Il nostro prodotto ExtraPET 70% PCR è nelle fasi finali di sviluppo. Camvac sarà in grado di accettare ordini da clienti nuovi ed esistenti una volta completato il ciclo finale di test. Lo sviluppo di ExtraPET PCR nasce direttamente dal duro lavoro dei nostri tecnici, ma anche dall’entusiasmo del nostro team di produzione per creare un film ancora più sostenibile ed ecologico per soddisfare le richieste del mercato “.

Il portafoglio clienti di Camvac è e continuerà ad essere aziende specializzate nella trasformazione dei nostri prodotti e aziende di confezionamento. Recentemente, l’azienda è entrata in nuovi mercati, collaborando con costruttori di macchine e produttori di vassoi. Queste nuove relazioni si basano sulla qualità e l’affidabilità del nostro prodotto ExtraPET.

 

Principali vantaggi di ExtraPET

  • Mono materiale (ampiamente riciclabile)
  • Rivestimento barriera senza cloro (ecologico)
  • Eccellenti proprietà di tenuta ai liquidi
  • Opzioni di sigillatura (peeling)
  • Opzioni anti-appannamento
  • Eccellente trasmissione della luce con conseguente alta visibilità e chiarezza del prodotto
  • Alta barriera, che offre l’estensione della vita utile del prodotto
  • Capacità di resistere a trattamenti termici (microonde / forno) nella versione Camclear® ExtraPET

 

Contatti:
Camvac Limited
+44 (0) 1842 755 021
info@camvaclimited.com

 

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ExtraPET:  Película reciclable con alta barrera producida por Camvac

Camvac es una empresa situada en Norfolk, pionera en Europa por producir películas y laminados utilizando PET y OPP metalizadas y trasparentes para contacto con alimentos.

En la actualidad Camvac es uno de los principales proveedores mundiales tanto en películas metalizadas como transparentes que ofrecen alta barrera protectora. También en nuestro porfolio disponemos de una amplia gama de laminados para el envasado de alimentos, envasado de líquidos (Bag-in-Box), aplicaciones médicas, la construcción y productos de aislamiento. Nuestras películas y laminados metalizados se pueden encontrar en una amplia gama de productos finales y envases para el consumidor, desde tapas en platos preparados hasta formando parte en productos dedicados al aislamiento en la construcción.

La gama de productos de Camvac se desarrolla y evoluciona constantemente para satisfacer las necesidades cambiantes del consumidor. Gracias a la inversión en avances tecnológicos realizada por Camvac podemos ofrecer a nuestros clientes productos de embalaje sostenibles, disponibles en la gama Camvert.

No todos nuestros productos con alta barrera y sostenibles son recientes ya que la película ExtraPET fue creada por Camvac hace más de veinte años y se ha considerado líder en el mercado, reconocida mundialmente como un “Rolls Royce” de las películas para envasado. Su estructura mono material y su alta barrera tanto en oxígeno y humedad, crítico para el embalaje en atmosfera controlada o para atmosfera modificada junto con la transparencia y propiedades antivaho, son factores que contribuyen al éxito continuo en el mercado.

ExtraPet es un producto completamente fabricado de PET (mono material), disponible en una variedad de estructuras, siendo las dos más comunes poliéster de 12 micrones laminado a poliéster de 15 micrones y poliéster de 12 micrones laminado a poliéster de 25 micrones. En Camvac obtenemos la alta barrera debido a un proceso de recubrimiento, llamado “Cam”. Camclear® ha sido otra innovación desarrollada por Camvac, es una película libre de cloro, transparente con una excelente barrera contra el oxígeno y la humedad que lo hacen extremadamente versátil para una variedad de aplicaciones

ExtraPET por ser una estructura totalmente fabricada de poliéster, garantiza y facilita su posterior reciclaje.

Nuestros productos ExtraPet se encuentran en la mayoría de los supermercados del Reino Unido y tienen una creciente presencia a nivel mundial especialmente en Europa. Gracias a la versatilidad de nuestro laminado, es posible utilizarlo en una amplia gama de productos como en carnes procesadas, carnes frescas, aves, pastas, vegetales y panadería, en donde la presentación y la apariencia fresca son fundamentales. ExtraPET ofrece una variedad de soluciones respetuosas con el medio ambiente, ofreciendo alternativas en las opciones de sellado, propiedades de barrera y antivaho.

ExtraPet tiene la capacidad de sellar herméticamente varias estructuras de bandeja, incluyendo las bandejas PET. La combinación de bandeja PET y la tapa ExtraPET es la perfecta solución de envasado reciclable ya que es un producto completamente mono material

Camvac no solo se conforma con un producto que es líder en el mercado, sino que el equipo de técnicos está trabajando sin descanso para garantizar que ExtraPET supere las demandas del mercado y su reputación.

Con la inminente introducción de un impuesto sobre el uso de plástico, la inversión en nuevas tecnologías sostenibles debe convertirse no solo en las mejores prácticas, sino también en ser asequible, al tiempo que representa una gran ventaja para los consumidores que cada vez más exigen opciones ecológicas y sostenibles.

El mejor ejemplo de sostenibilidad es nuestra solución ExtraPET PCR (Post Consumer Recycled). Nuestros nuevos productos ExtraPET PCR se encuentran en las finales etapas de desarrollo y estará listo comercialmente en primavera de este año. Gary Chalkley Director de Desarrollo de Camvac, comentó que “los consumidores exigen soluciones ecológicas e incluso COVID-19 no ha detenido los planes de desarrollo de Camvac. Nuestro producto ExtraPET 70% PCR se encuentra en las etapas finales de desarrollo. Camvac podrá aceptar pedido de nuevos y existentes clientes, una vez que se haya completado la ronda final de pruebas. El desarrollo de ExtraPET PCR proviene directamente del arduo trabajo de nuestros técnicos, pero también del entusiasmo de nuestro equipo de producción por crear una película aún más sostenible y respetuosa con el medio ambiente para satisfacer las demandas del mercado “.

La cartera de clientes de Camvac son y seguirán siendo las empresas especializadas en convertir nuestros productos y empresas envasadoras. Recientemente, la empresa ha entrado en nuevos mercados, asociándose con fabricantes de máquinas y productores de bandejas. Estas nuevas relaciones se basan en la calidad y fiabilidad de nuestro producto ExtraPET. Camvac continúa invirtiendo y desarrollando nuevos productos para envasado, estando en la continua búsqueda para asociarnos con empresas afines y discutir nuevas oportunidades, no solo para sus productos ExtraPET sino también para sus otras soluciones de envasado.

Beneficios clave de ExtraPET

  • Mono material (ampliamente reciclable)
  • Recubrimiento de barrera libre de cloro (respetuoso con el medio ambiente)
  • Excelentes propiedades de estanqueidad de líquidos
  • Opciones de sellado (pelado)
  • Opciones antivaho
  • Excelente transmisión de luz resultando en una alta visibilidad y claridad del producto
  • Alta barrera, ofreciendo la ampliación de la vida útil del producto
  • Capacidad de soportar tratamientos térmicos (microondas/ horno) en la versión Camclear® ExtraPET

 

Detalles de Contacto:

Camvac Limited
+44 (0) 1842 755 021
info@camvaclimited.com

Thermal Insulation Film used in fight against COVID-19

thermal insulation film by Camvac

Camvac support the fight against COVID-19 with our industry leading thermal insulation film.

Camvac are industry leaders within the high barrier food and liquid beverage packaging sectors. However, we also offer speciality films which are used for a range of applications. One of our most important films we are currently producing is our Camtherm metallised films and laminates. These films are used within the thermal insulation industry, specifically within Vacuum Insulated Panels, VIPs.

Our Camtherm structures have the very important task of transporting the COVID-19 vaccines around the globe. Many of the vaccines which have been developed are required to be kept at very low temperatures. As a result, temperature-controlled packaging is being used as the transport solution of choice. The temperature-controlled boxes are designed to offer energy efficiency as well as excellent space savings and reliability therefore more vaccines per shipment!

Camvac’s Camtherm film has been specifically designed, tested and optimised to be supplied in laminate or single web structures. Camtherm demonstrates exceptional barrier to oxygen and moisture as well as excellent emissivity values. These characteristics results in our Camtherm films being used within the manufacture of VIP panels. The VIP panel offers insulation within the outer packaging of the container / box. VIP panels have unique characteristics which makes them ideal for transportation. These characteristics include extremely low thermal conductivity, coupled with long-term thermal performance and low insulation thickness. They are also reusable, recyclable and nontoxic so ecologically friendly.

Camvac may not be on the front-line fighting this pandemic but together with our thermal insulation film and partners we are doing all we can to assist in the fight against COVID-19.

Liquid Packaging Rapid Fire Q&A

Camvac’s Andrew Smith, Key Account Manager and Liquid Packaging expert, discusses bulk packaging, carbon footprints, and the wider benefits of flexible packaging with a rapid fire Q&A with Packaging Europe.

Your elevator pitch: introduce and sell us your company in no more than 280 characters.

For 30 years, Camvac has been a supplier of barrier laminates for liquid packaging in bag-in-box, aseptic bag-in-drum, IBC, and flexitank formats; combining our vacuum coating barrier technology and capability to manufacture both adhesive and thermal laminates in slit rolls up to 2200mm wide.

Where are your company’s locations? Are there any specific challenges or advantages relating to your geographical location that you could tell us about?

Based in the UK, Camvac benefits from strong transport links by road, rail, and sea to Europe and within an hour of a major international shipping port for its global customer base. Brexit trade deals and future global trade deals may open further opportunities for Camvac.

Tell us a surprising fact about the market you work in.

Consumers may not realise that this packaging is used to globally ship, protect, preserve, and supply many different food products: wine, fruit juice, tomatoes, eggs, dairy items. Annually, over 2 billion litres of liquid products are filled into packaging using Camvac technology.

At Packaging Europe, we like to watch trends and areas of innovation as they evolve. Can you tell us something we might not be aware of that is driving technology in your sphere?

Bulk liquid packaging is growing. The format has a lower carbon footprint than many alternative packaging options and can use recyclable materials and reusable containers. Camvac’s focus is the development of laminates that may enable full bag recycling and pack weight reduction.

What would you say is the biggest common misconception that you encounter in your business?

The significant carbon footprint benefits and reduction of food waste using this packaging format has been lost in the media portrayal of “plastic”, however Camvac continues to innovate solutions for the market, improving recyclability and sustainability and reducing pack weight.

If the wider packaging industry could be transformed in some way, what kind of change would you like to see?

A unified approach outlining the positive benefits of flexible packaging to the consumer, aligned with investment from industry and government with a focus on collecting materials and enabling mixed plastics to be recycled with innovative outlets for re-use in new applications.

…and how do you envisage your company changing the industry in the coming years?

Camvac will launch new products that could transform the recycling capability of many packaging formats used by our customers and end-users. Our barrier coating and lamination technologies will innovate new possibilities as we move into a more sustainable future.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Due to continued business growth Camvac’s recruitment drive continues.

We now have various apprenticeship positions available across our business.

The following departments all have apprenticeship positions available;

  • Production
  • Engineering
  • Technical Support

If you wish to apply for one of the apprenticeship roles then please e-mail your current CV and a covering letter to:     richard.kerry@camvac.com stating why you feel you should be Camvac’s next apprentice.