Transitioning to Sustainable Packaging: A Step Forward in Environmental Responsibility

Transitioning to Sustainable Packaging: A Step Forward in Environmental Responsibility

In today's rapidly evolving landscape of environmental awareness and regulatory standards, businesses are constantly challenged to adapt and innovate for a sustainable future. One critical aspect of this journey involves the phase-out of PVC and other plastics, a move aimed at reducing environmental impact and aligning with stringent legislation.

This has a big impact on tamper bands and shrink sleeves – essential components in various industries, including food and beverage packaging. With an eye on environmental sustainability and compliance with upcoming regulations, we're excited to share an update on our journey toward more eco-friendly packaging solutions.

We're thrilled to announce that we're nearing completion in the development and availability of our new BU-H film, marking a significant shift away from PVC materials. This BU-H film is not only soft plastic recyclable but also aligns perfectly with impending legislation banning PVC films, slated for 2025 (potentially extended to 2026). This transition underscores our commitment to reducing environmental impact while ensuring our products meet evolving regulatory standards.

So, what makes our BU-H film stand out? For starters, its compatibility with hot air shrink tunnels sets it apart. Unlike traditional PET film, which often requires steam shrink tunnels, our BU-H film can seamlessly integrate with hot air tunnels, offering convenience and efficiency in application.

Our BU-H film can be tailored to meet your specific size requirements. Transitioning to BU-H film is seamless for those utilizing our CH-100 automatic applicators, with the only noticeable change being the presence of a white recycle logo replacing the previous white arrow in the perforation area.

Our BU-H film extends its versatility to printed shrink sleeve labels also. While PET films often necessitate steam shrink tunnels for application, our BU-H film offers greater flexibility, typically requiring only a hot air tunnel for fully printed shrink sleeve labels.

As the only company in NZ specialising not only in sleeves and bands but also in the machinery required to apply and shrink these materials, we're your one-stop-shop. This means there's no blame game when it comes to implementing new systems and products – we're with you every step of the way.

Thank you for your continued partnership as we journey together towards a greener, more sustainable future.

We're committed to keeping you informed about the latest in plastics reform, including bans and timelines. (And just to reassure you, vacuum bags are unaffected; there's nothing on the horizon that will cause issues with their usage. They remain an essential tool in reducing food waste with no viable alternative.)

In conclusion, the transition to sustainable packaging isn't just a necessity – it's an opportunity for businesses to lead the charge towards a more environmentally responsible future. Let's embrace this change together, one shrink seal at a time.

The Team @ Vacpack 

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