CINCINNATI — ProAmpac has released two new recyclable packaging options for pet food and treat products, Signature Surfaces ProActive Recyclable Paper Touch coatings and ProActive Recyclable QuadFlex® Pouch, to add to its sustainable product packaging portfolio.

“Pet owners’ preference for premium products continues to fuel pet food market growth” said Adam Grose, chief commercial officer for ProAmpac.  “We are excited to now offer our customers two new recyclable packaging options that convey a premium image in a sustainable format.”

ProAmpac’s Signature Surfaces Paper Touch is available in rollstock and pre-made pouches, both of which are recyclable. Both can include glossy graphics or a clear window and the material is resistant to heat, chemicals and scuffing. It is also applicable for high-speed form-fill-seal applications.

“With the feel of kraft paper, ProAmpac’s new Paper Touch recyclable films fulfill brands’ desires for a sustainable flexible package that supports organic and premium products, like pet food, without sacrificing barrier or performance. This revolutionary material offers either standard or high oxygen and moisture barriers and is pre-approved by How2Recycle for store-drop-off,” states Hesam Tabatabaei, director of research, innovation and technology.

The paper touch packaging was released as part of the supplier’s Signature Surfaces line, which includes matte and soft touch packages for other consumer goods that are not recyclable.

The supplier’s QuadFlex Pouch is available in small and large sizes with optional oxygen barrier features. It is also approved by How2Recycle for store drop-off.

“ProAmpac’s QuadFlex Pouch is a pioneering, premium solution that is of strong interest to our pet food customers,” said Louann Mueller, VP of research and development for ProAmpac.

In March 2019, ProAmpac added four eco-friendly product groups to its ProActive portfolio, including products made from recyclable paper or plastic, up to 50% post-consumer recycled plastics, bio-based feedstock and biodegradable materials.

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