Wayne, Pa. (January 14, 2020) — Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex business, is launching a new line of “reduced plastic content” closure liners to assist brand owners in meeting their environmental goals. The line includes a polypropylene (PP) liner that pairs seamlessly with PP closures to eliminate the need for removal prior to recycling.
The new Protecseals® line is initially being launched with three liner structures, F-224, F-419L and F-830. The liners offer plastic material reduction between 19 and 33 percent, as compared to Tri-Seal’s frequently-specified, legacy, coextruded foam liners. The new liners also contain a minimum of 30 percent post-industrial recycled content.
“Tri-Seal has always prided itself in listening to closure manufacturer and brand owner needs. The pressure is being felt across all packaging sectors to not only reduce material usage, but also create components that don’t contaminate the waste stream. These three new liners provide excellent options to address those concerns,” explained David Andrulonis, senior vice president and general manager, Tri-Seal.
The F-224 liner is an alternative to the company’s well-known F-217 low-density polyethylene/foam extrusion material which has long been specified for regulated drug and cosmetic applications. The F-419L, also an alternative to F-217, has been specifically formulated for applications such as household chemical and automotive. Both are made from proprietary formulations that feature reduced material density.
The third liner, F-830, features a three-layer PP coextrusion which means that it pairs seamlessly with polypropylene closures eliminating waste stream contamination that occurs when a liner of different material is not removed. This closure/liner combination is ideal for food (particularly hot-fill), pharma and household chemicals.
Tri-Seal manufactures a broad range of closure liners, lidding and healthcare packaging in a variety of materials ranging from a one-piece induction seal to nine-layer extrusions and laminations. For more info visit www.tri-seal.com.
About Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing products for a wide variety of end markets, including medical, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, personal care, household and industrial. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, PA, and operates manufacturing sites across ten countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com