Liquibox introduces sustainable bag-in-box solutions
By utilizing the latest in advanced resin technology, Liquibox said it has created the new product, a flexible bag for liquids that provides excellent barrier properties, without the need for nylon or metPET, meaning it is ready to be recycled.
The portfolio includes options for both barrier and non-barrier needs. Liquipure lite is an all-polyethylene structure suitable for liquid products that do not require an oxygen barrier, such as dairy or edible oil.
While this is not a new innovation, Liquibox believes the rebranding of its standard dairy film as a part of the Liquipure family highlights the sustainability benefits its dairy customers have experienced for years through the use of the Liquibox all-PE bags.
Early this spring, Liquibox plans to launch Liquipure ultra, its monomaterial solution for liquids that need a medium to high barrier, comparable to the nylon alternatives currently used for beverages such as juice, post-mix, and wine. It would be the first recycle-ready bag for bag-in-box in the market for these product applications.
“Customers no longer have to choose between packaging that meets sustainability objectives and packaging that provides consistent product protection. Liquipure is the solution for companies who want it all: sustainability and high-quality performance,” said Ken Swanson, Liquibox president and CEO.
Suitable for e-commerce, retail and food service applications, the Liquipure offering is available in a variety of bag sizes to fit customer needs. Liquipure lite is already offered in dairy markets around the world. Liquipure ultra will be commercially launched in the US in the coming weeks. It will be available to European customers later in 2021. The Liquibox team plans to expand the offering as they develop innovative structures incorporating biobased material and post-consumer content.
Liquipure supports Liquibox’s broader commitment to delivering packaging that is ready for the future by reducing the amount of material needed and ensuring packaging meets recyclability guidelines.
Liquibox said it will also share its progress towards a set of sustainability goals in its first sustainability report, which will be published in 2021.
Posted by Gordy Elliott,