Fully recyclable and biodegradable magazine packaging
Magazine mailer packaging’s plastic pollution problem
Consumers often don’t know what to do with magazine mailer wrappers especially if they are made from pure plastic or are paper with a laminated layer. As a result the valuable paper fibre often goes to landfill or incineration instead of being fully recycled and recovered.
Why use Hydropol™ combined with paper for magazine packaging?
Magazine packaging can be made from virgin paper or recycled newsprint paper. An extrusion coating of Hydropol™ increases the paper strength (tear, burst, puncture and tensile strength), whilst enabling it to be fully recycled by consumers through existing paper and mixed recycling systems. This is because Hydropol™ is a hydrophilic polymer (water-loving) meaning that it