Shrink bag VACUshrink(re) MEX 55 receives PackTheFuture Award 2023

The PackTheFuture Award 2023 recognises sustainable and innovative solutions in plastic packaging

adapa has received the third award in a row for its VACUshrink(re) MEX 55: the PackTheFuture Award 2023 in the design for recycling category. The award ceremony took place at interpack 2023, the international trade fair for packaging in Düsseldorf.

Combining mechanical properties with full recycling

The PE-based shrink bag VACUshrink(re) MEX 55 with EVOH high barrier does not require the usual PA layers or PVdC barriers. With this product, the adapa group has developed a fully recyclable packaging solution in accordance with the CEFLEX design for a circular economy guideline. The shrink bag is suitable for fresh, processed meat or non-gassy/ripened cheese. With a film thickness of only 55μm, it combines the demands of product protection and processability with sustainability. With its mechanical properties, which the product obtains among other things through three-dimensional stretching, the shrink bag can be processed smoothly on standard packaging systems and demonstrates good puncture resistance.

Promoting solutions for more climate protection and a circular economy

The PackTheFuture Award is presented by the IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen and its partner Elipso, the French association for plastic packaging and flexible packaging. The award honours innovative and sustainable plastic packaging solutions and aims to promote and publicise the contribution of plastic packaging to climate protection, the circular economy and responsible consumption. Furthermore, the PackTheFuture Award is also a symbol for cooperation and exchange between European countries. IK and Elipso are working together to realise the vision of a circular economy in Europe.

“After the German Packaging Award 2022 in the Sustainability category and the World Star Packaging Award 2023 in the Packaging Materials and Components category, the PackTheFutureAward 2023 in the Design for Recycling category is another valuable confirmation of our commitment to greater sustainability. With this, we also make our strategic focus on recyclable packaging materials visible to the outside world and prove that we, as a specialist for flexible packaging, are taking responsibility and helping to shape the path towards a circular economy in our industry,” said Marek Pawlak, CSO of adapa.