Yorkshire Packaging Systems has unveiled its new, sustainable Bollore ‘B-Nat’ shrink film to the packaging industry.
The award-winning Dewsbury-based firm, celebrating its 40th anniversary, has decided to begin offering this unique, specialist film to meet the demands of an increasingly environmentally-conscious market.
The ground-breaking film consists of a polyethylene produced from sugarcane ethanol. As well as sugarcane’s superior water efficiency, the film also captures more Co2 in its lifetime than its soybean and corn counterparts. Its cultivation does not occur on arable land, meaning it doesn’t interfere or impact food production areas.
Green alternatives sometimes incur an efficiency penalty – this is not the case with the B-Nat shrink film. The film offers enhanced aesthetics and optics for enhanced shelf-attractiveness, with no compromise on cohesion strength for multi-packing applications. Whether on a manual or high-speed machine, there is no disparity as compared to more standard, less-green counterparts.
The film is available in flat or centre-folded in multiple widths and varying thicknesses. When requested, there is also the option for a printed variation.
Glyn Johnson, Managing Director at YPS, said: “At YPS, we’re always looking for ways to boost our range – the B-Nat shrink wrapping film ticks all the right boxes for our green-minded clients.”
“It’s incumbent on shrink wrapping companies to take responsibility for the sustainability of materials they offer – YPS is delighted to be offering this incredibly sustainable alternative.”