• The new lidding range can be recycled through the REDcycle program.
    The new lidding range can be recycled through the REDcycle program.
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Global flexible packaging supplier KM Packaging is launching a sustainable lidding range for the Australian market to help customers meet the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO)’s national target.

The new products span across KM’s existing comprehensive K-Peel, K-Seal, K-Foil, and K-Reseal lidding ranges.
The new products span across KM’s existing comprehensive K-Peel, K-Seal, K-Foil, and K-Reseal lidding ranges.

Suitable for the fresh produce, protein, and ready meal sectors, the products fall within four sections, spanning KM’s existing comprehensive K-Peel, K-Seal, K-Foil, and K-Reseal lidding ranges.

KM Packaging says the lidding films can be recycled through REDcycle, which is made clear in the on-pack label graphics, and the PET lidding film solutions are ideal for tethering to rPET and aPET trays for kerbside recycling.

Cold peelable combinations of PE and PPs are sealable to PET, PP and pulp/fibre trays, and are PREP tool approved for return-to-store recycling, while the cold peel and weld mono PET films contain a minimum of 30 per cent PCR material, and are suitable for sealing to PET, PP, as well as smoothwall aluminium trays.

KM Packaging confirms that the peel and weld seal to PET and pulp/fibre trays are certified home compostable to Australian AS-5810 standards.

The structures can be used in top-seal lidding applications to form pre-made pouches and for flow wrap through Form-Fill-Seal machines, and the films can also be printed or perforated, depending on the need, says the company.

John Shipley, KM’s business unit director, Australia and Europe is leading the launch of the new lidding range.
John Shipley, KM’s business unit director, Australia and Europe is leading the launch of the new lidding range.

The launch is being led by John Shipley, KM’s business unit director for Australia and Europe, who is introducing the new range to the market in person through to 19 November.

“KM offers an extensive range of specialist lidding films and flexible packaging to major and specialist food manufacturers in Australia. We are really excited to launch our sustainable range, designed to help our customers achieve their National Packaging Targets, whether through REDcycle, home composting, 30 per cent PCR content, or kerbside recycling through tethering,” said Shipley.

“Our unrivalled knowledge of the market and deep understanding of sustainability issues means we anticipate customers’ needs and consistently deliver the most suitable packaging solutions.”

As well as being a REDcycle partner, KM Packaging is a member of APCO, which is committed to achieving the 2025 National Packaging Targets that include 100 per cent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging.

The company confirms that the range of sustainable lidding film solutions is also being made available in other regions, including Europe where Ceflex has primarily focused and encouraged the use of PE and PP-based solutions in achieving circularity for flexibles.

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