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Currently the majority of local authorities in the UK do not collect flexible films at kerbside, therefore the only route for some of these films to be collected for recycling is through front of store collections.

FFP are market leaders in the development of sustainable flexible packaging solutions and have in-depth knowledge of the current waste infrastructure. We have therefore developed mono material laminates that can be collected by returning to store with carrier bags as classified by OPRL and can offer outstanding functionality including high barrier options. These materials offer a sustainable alternative to complex multi material laminates that cannot currently be recycled.

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All PE Laminate – FFPE

FFPE is a mono material PE (Polyethylene) laminate that can be recycled by returning to store with carrier bags, as classified by OPRL. FFPE can be provided with barrier options and has outstanding seal integrity so that it can be gas flushed with confidence. Available as pouches, pre-made bags, sachets and film-on-a-reel, FFPE is extremely versatile and the ideal sustainable packaging solution for a wide range of market sectors. It can be used for hot fill applications as well as for frozen foods and is also suitable for wet products and liquids.

FFPE has been developed for outstanding performance. All PE Structures have historically proved challenging to run due to the stretch in the film causing issues with the material running in register. FFP however have developed a solution that due to the laminate structure will run efficiently on existing lines without the need for capital investment and with no drop off in throughput.

To assist in maintaining product freshness, FFPE can also be supplied with a PE zip to address reseal ability without compromising on recyclability. If a zip isn’t required, the material also tears with ease without the need for lasering to make pack opening fuss-free for consumers.

All PP Laminate – FFPP

FFPP is a mono material PP (Polypropylene) laminate that from January 1st 2022, will be recyclable by returning to store with carrier bags, as classified by OPRL. FFPP is a lightweight material which is available in a range of formats such as pouches, pre-made bags, sachets and film-on-a-reel.

FFPP runs extremely well on existing machinery and is well suited to a wide range of categories. It is also suitable in some instances for microwaveable applications utilising FFP’s own Estersteam technology. This presents an exciting opportunity for brands and retailers on their sustainable journey, as it presents a lightweight flexible packaging solution that is microwaveable and will be recyclable in the UK utilising current waste streams from January 1st, 2022.

Available with barrier options, FFPP can also be supplied with a PP zip and reclose label to address reseal ability without compromising on recyclability.

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Addressing the issue of recyclability in packaging, our mono material all PE packaging laminates are 100% recyclable and can be recycled with carrier bags at larger supermarkets, as classified by OPRL.

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Features

100% Recyclable
High print quality
Performs well on packing lines
High barrier options
Manufactured in the UK

Recyclable packaging with outstanding print quality

FFP’s recyclable laminates are fully printable with outstanding print quality. They can be reverse printed with the print sandwiched between the material layers. This completely eliminates the risk of the print rubbing off and provides brand owners with the opportunity to create vibrant designs that will last the lifecycle of the produce.

FFPE and FFPP can also be provided with tactile finishes such as gloss, matt or even paper look and feel effect. This exciting development means that brands don’t have to compromise and move to sustainable packaging at the cost of vibrant print and finishes that enhance their brands. With FFP’s recyclable packaging laminates, they really can have it all.

100% Recyclable

FFP’s Recyclable laminates and pouches are designed to be recyclable utilising current waste streams within the UK. FFPE, our mono material all PE laminate can be recycled now by returning to stores, as classified by OPRL. From January 2022 in line with OPRL guidelines, FFPP our all PP laminate will also be recyclable by returning to store.

Applications

Frozen foods
Liquids
Nuts & Dried Fruit
Dairy
Savoury Snacks
Food to go
Biscuits
Confectionery
Rice, Pasta & Pulses
Bakery
Pet foods
Non-Food
Sports Nutrition
Fresh Meat & Poultry

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All of our products / materials are made to order, therefore minimum order quantities apply.

Standard Disclaimer

This Declaration of Compliance describes the status of the product(s) specified under General Product Information. The user of the product (or downstream user, if applicable) is responsible for ensuring that the finished food package complies with applicable migration limits in the food itself under actual conditions of use. Furthermore, the food packer is responsible for verifying possible interactions of the product(s) or its components with the foodstuffs (e.g. modification of odour, taste, consistency, migration etc.) which are to be checked prior to use and in function of the end-uses. This declaration replaces all previous declarations for the same specification/ product. It remains valid until a change in the legislation or new scientific information changes the legal status.