Texte AlternatifWith Constantia Ecoflex Ahmedabad in India, “we are making a big step towards more sustainable packaging. This is not only a great progress in terms of sustainability for Constantia Flexibles but also the entire packaging industry. Together we can go into a greener future!”, commented Alexander Baumgartner, CEO of Constantia Flexibles, who, unveiling the first product running from the line, symbolically marked a new era in flexible packaging. “Ecolam is the first high barrier flexible packaging that combines the resource-efficiency of plastic with recyclability back into new packaging films,” said Prof. Dr. Achim Grefenstein, SVP Group R&D, who drew the development of the EcoLam innovations in close collaboration with the Indian team. EcoLam is a lightweight Mono-PE laminate suitable for a great variety of packaging applications and is part of Constantia Flexibles’ innovative product line Ecolutions. Due to its mono-material structure, it is fully recyclable, and its carbon footprint is approximately 32% lower than that of comparable products. It comes in different barrier grades to deliver the needs for a wide range of products. The Ecoflex plant opened after more than two years of intensive preparations. Test runs started in September 2019. It has an area of 24,500 sqm and currently employs 50 people. The number is expected to triple by the second quarter of 2020.

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