Amcor launches new sustainable medical laminates solutions

By Liza Laws

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Amcor has taken a significant step towards sustainability by launching the next generation of its medical laminates solutions.

The company that develops and produces responsible packaging solutions made the announcement on Monday (November 6).

Amcor is developing all-film packaging that is recyclable in the polyethylene stream and reduces the carbon footprint of the final package while maintaining performance requirements of device applications. Amcor says will help medical companies progress their sustainability goals without compromising patient safety.

Called the new Amcor HealthCare Recycle-Ready Medical Laminates will be showcased at COMPAMED, an international trade fair for the medical technology sector, taking place November 13-16 in Düsseldorf, Germany.  

The solution is a mono-material polyethylene (PE) laminate that can be used for a wide range of packaging formats. It can replace non-recyclable with recycle-ready lidding for 3D thermoformed packages, used for drapes and protective materials, catheters, as well as injection and tubing systems. Another application of the laminates would be in 2D pouches for products such as wound care materials and gloves.  

“This launch demonstrates our commitment to innovation for the healthcare industry and showcases the incredible work of Amcor’s R&D experts. Our mono-polyethylene solution addresses the key issue of medical packaging recyclability and is a significant step towards helping the medical sector safely embrace more sustainable packaging solutions,” said Daniel Roiz, Sales and Marketing Director Amcor HealthCare EMEA.

“We are committed to continuing to advance our portfolio towards delivering on our pledge to develop all of Amcor’s packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025.”   

The company says that the medical industry is changing and believes there is a need for more sustainable packaging practices to be introduced at scale without compromising device safety and performance, which are imperative for patient safety.

The laminates, Amcor says, will enable medical device manufacturers to take a step forward in their sustainability journey, to make a real difference within healthcare.  

Anyone attending COMPAMED can find Amcor in Hall 8a / R11.  The company is known for producing responsible packaging solutions for pharmaceutical, medical, food, home and personal care, and other products.

The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly lighter weight, recyclable, and reusable, and made using an increasing amount of recycled content. In fiscal year 2023, 41,000 Amcor people generated $14.7 billion in annual sales from operations that span 218 locations in 41 countries.

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