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Hot-Wash Removable Sealant for Food Packaging Shortlisted for Award

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) has shortlisted a British food-packaging manufacturer for an award thanks to a patented food contact approved sealant that it is using to seal trays for packaging meat, fish and poultry products. The sealant is applied to the flange of the container, and provides a secure seal, but whereas this approach has hindered recycling in the past, a simple hot-wash process removes the sealant.100% Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) can therefore be recovered from used packaging sent in for recycling.


This seemingly simple solution took two years to perfect, and has already garnered Linpac a sustainability Leaders Award from the Royal Society. It serves as one among many examples demonstrating the ways in which the adhesives and sealants industry is enabling manufacturers to ‘green up’ their act, contributing to environmental health and sustainability.



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