Although plastic packaging accounts for close to 0.5% of Europe’s consumer CO2 footprint, Rani Plast is delivering its own sustainability strategy partly by providing carbon neutral products for advanced packaging solutions.
Smart packaging solutions for demanding packaging needs
Sustainable product features
Recycled raw material can be used even in the most demanding packaging solutions, and the film can be recycled along with ordinary plastic waste. Industrial film made of recycled raw material can be customised for the customer’s processes and product requirements.
Bio-based raw materials are mainly used in household products, and are fully recyclable in conventional recycling streams. New raw material sources suitable for bioplastic manufacture include polyethylene, based on tall oil or edible oil.
Technical product features
A barrier film, usually consisting of multiple layers, protects the contents from oxygen, moisture, UV radiation and odours. The effective oxygen barrier prevents oxygen penetration of packaging a hundred times more efficiently than ordinary films. The oxygen barrier is provided by an EVOH layer. The oxygen barrier does not affect the film’s recyclability.
MDO film is thin, but mechanically very strong. It can also be used in the manufacture of monomaterial laminate structures that are ecologically more sustainable. Because less raw material is used, less material needs to be discarded. The MDO-film is fully recyclable.
RaniCollationShrink EcoL is a high-performance beverage shrink film manufactured from 50% recycled raw material for use primarily in the beverage industry. Rani Plast is now developing a similar product comprising 70% recycled material.
MDO technology enables production of more sustainable, climate-friendly plastic films — reducing wool insulation packaging by up to 50%
RaniMultiPack MDO film enables even climate-friendlier packaging with wool insulation. The concept was successfully implemented in cooperation with the Norwegian wool insulation manufacturer, GLAVA®, and the Danish packaging equipment maker, Qubiqa. Wool insulation packaging saves both nature and costs.