Huhtamaki Lamineo wins Alufoil Trophy
Extruded laminate offers environmental advantages – not only for coffee packs
Lamineo, the new 3-layer laminate offered by Huhtamaki Ronsberg, was developed specially for the coffee sector. Now the laminate has been awarded with the Alufoil Trophy 2018 for Resource Efficiency. The new material, which uses extrusion rather than adhesive lamination in its production, reduces the amount of PE by up to 20% without any loss of performance or rigidity.
“The coffee pouch used to demonstrate this new material containing aluminium foil was an excellent example of what has been achieved here,” was the summarizing comment of the judging panel, which comprised of industry experts from within the aluminium sector. “The look, feel and printability are first class and the samples offered for inspection had excellent rigidity and were easy to open. The material saving is significant while offering good machinability. This is a classic resource efficient development”.
Between the PET and aluminium foil an extrusion layer is placed instead of adhesive. This layer increases the distance between these two dimensionally stable materials, which strengthens the rigidity.
The material can operate on any current flow-wrap machine, without any need for modification and without loss of production speed. Additionally, the adhesive free lamination helps to reduce the NIAS (non-intentionally added substances) in any analysis, a major challenge for food contact materials. We are happy to offer this new solution to our customers.