Pack Expo 2013: Clear Lam Packaging launches new rPET rollstock

Las Vegas - Clear Lam Packaging is on a mission. The flexible and rigid manufacturer hopes to help eliminate 500 million tons of plastic in the next 10 years.

"Plastics will always be the material of choice," Roman Forowycz, chief marketing officer for Clear Lam, told PlasticsToday. "We're just using technology so there is less plastic but still make it efficient – even more so."

At Pack Expo (Sept. 23-25; Las Vegas), Clear Lam had several items on its agenda, including the introduction of its new freezer grade rollstock made from rPET. The proprietary product line is designed to perform in frozen applications and exhibit high tolerances to processing techniques, such as blast freezing. New product offerings include Form PET 512TM and Form PET 513TM and are available in clear, black, and custom color pigments.

Forowycz said that many Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies are encouraging the use of recycled plastic in packaging. However, when it comes to frozen food products, many times the packaging material has lost strength and become brittle, which produces a cracking issue....

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