In collaboration with food manufacturer FEI Foods, JM Packaging is launching a recyclable, heatable stand-up pouch made from a mono-material. The development took about two years.
Stand-up pouches are lightweight, have good barrier properties and are in demand particularly in the food segment. Regarding recycling, however, there are still some challenges with many plastic pouches because they are usually made of several materials. JP Packaging (JMP) and FEI Foods have now apparently found a solution. JMP, a supplier of flexible packaging to the UK food industry, has teamed up with FEI Foods, a major processor of ready-to-eat rice and cereal pouches, to announce the launch of a recyclable, microwavable stand-up pouch made from a mono-material.
The pouch features all the mechanical properties of a conventional stand-up pouch, according to JMP. “We are proud to bring the first mono-material, recycle-ready, ready-to-heat pouch to the market,” said Jason McGill, JMP’s general manager.
Leading the category
“As a market leader in this category in Europe, it was imperative that we led the way in developing a recycle-ready pouch. We are determined to provide the most sustainable product possible, and the development of this pouch has been a key strategic objective for us for some years,“ said Simon Lewis, managing director of FEI Foods. 24 months of diligent testing of this new material were necessary. “We are delighted, and proud to be first to market with this solution. As a predominantly Private Label manufacturer, this is an outstanding achievement for our business, and the major retailers that we work with, now have a more sustainable offering for their customers.”