Form Fill & Seal

Aquapak's solution for Form Fill & Seal packaging

Form Fill & Seal (FFS) packaging’s plastic pollution problem
The majority of Form Fill & Seal packaging are poly-based combinations of materials, and therefore unrecyclable.

How Aquapak solves FFS packaging’s plastic pollution problem
Aquapak’s patent-protected technology, Hydropol™ can be used to make in-line Form Fill & Seal packaging.This makes it a viable alternative to current FFS packaging but now with multiple end-of-life properties.

Features of FFS packaging made only with Hydropol™:

  • Single use, clear poly-based FFS packaging can be replaced with versions made from Hydropol™ , an environmentally safe plastic that is non-toxic, water soluble and marine-safe.
  • Hydropol™ maintains product functionality with high strength, puncture resistance, grease resistance and gas barrier
  • Packaging can be disposed of safely by end-users by dissolving in hot water
  • Consumers can reuse the packaging for food waste and dispose of them in their food waste collections for anaerobic digestion.

Features of Hydropol™ coated paper FFS packaging:

  • Hydropol™ coated paper can be made into in pouch or bag form
  • Hydropol™ maintains product functionality with high strength, puncture resistance, grease resistance and gas barrier
  • End user packaging can be recycled in the mixed paper stream
  • Valuable fibre is released back into paper manufacturing through paper recycling
    • The Hydropol™ coating dissolves i.e. is not substantive to fibre and does not affect paper sheet properties. It also does NOT form part of ‘mill rejects stream’
    • Paper coated with Hydropol™ can be recovered with both paper or corrugated case at recycled paper mills
    • Segregated Hydropol™ coated paper such as coated white food board can be recycled at virgin-fibre based mills.

Typical  Applications

  • DIY accessory packaging (e.g. nuts, bolts, screws etc)
  • Confectionery
  • Dried food
  • Airline cutlery
  • Collectibles (e.g. stickers and cards)

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