Orbital by Quinn: 100% recycled food grade PET packaging launched

Orbital by Quinn: 100% recycled food grade PET packaging launched

Quinn Packaging continues its drive to improve the sustainability of plastic food packaging with the development of their newest product, Orbital by Quinn.

The product is produced using 100% recycled PET material and is fully suitable for food packaging applications. Quinn received certification to manufacture food grade PET packaging made from 100% recycled material from the European Food Safety Authority in July 2019, paving the way for their newest product line.

Traditionally, PET food packaging was manufactured using a combination of virgin PET polymer and recycled PET material. The virgin PET polymer was used in the outer layers of the packaging for food safety purposes, ensuring the food did not meet the recycled PET material

Quinn Packaging are producing recycled PET packaging which is safe and fully suitable for food contact, eliminating the need for the layer of virgin polymer for food protection. This is due to the PET extrusion systems at Quinn Packaging, namely the patented Vacurema recycling system from Erema. This system allows the use of non-food grade recycled post-consumer PET material to make food grade PET sheet. Eliminating the requirement for virgin PET has allowed Quinn to manufacture food grade PET packaging made from 100% recycled material, Orbital by Quinn.

The sophisticated Vacurema recycling system is fully integrated with Quinn Packaging’s extrusion lines, enabling all functions, including decontamination, to be performed in one process and producing 100% recycled food grade sheet with stable viscosity in a much more efficient process.

Quinn Packaging continues its drive to improve the sustainability of plastic food packaging with the development of their newest product, Orbital by Quinn. The product is produced using 100% recycled PET material and is fully suitable for food packaging applications. Quinn received certification to manufacture food grade PET packaging made from 100% recycled material from the European Food Safety Authority in July 2019, paving the way for their newest product line.

Traditionally, PET food packaging was manufactured using a combination of virgin PET polymer and recycled PET material. The virgin PET polymer was used in the outer layers of the packaging for food safety purposes, ensuring the food did not meet the recycled PET material

Quinn Packaging are producing recycled PET packaging which is safe and fully suitable for food contact, eliminating the need for the layer of virgin polymer for food protection. This is due to the PET extrusion systems at Quinn Packaging, namely the patented Vacurema recycling system from Erema. This system allows the use of non-food grade recycled post-consumer PET material to make food grade PET sheet. Eliminating the requirement for virgin PET has allowed Quinn to manufacture food grade PET packaging made from 100% recycled material, Orbital by Quinn.

The sophisticated Vacurema recycling system is fully integrated with Quinn Packaging’s extrusion lines, enabling all functions, including decontamination, to be performed in one process and producing 100% recycled food grade sheet with stable viscosity in a much more efficient process.

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