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Barrier Plastics Launches Vessel Alternative to HDPE, Metal

Barrier Plastics Inc. has released the Baritainer, a sustainable nylon vessel that it calls an alternative to fluorinated HDPE or metal packaging.

Baritainers, which are made using Quoral Barrier Resin, avoid the potential failure of fluorinated packaging while reducing a product’s carbon footprint, Barrier says.

The units arrive packaging facilities ready for filling – saving money, ship directly to the facility – reducing supply chain greenhouse emissions, and have a longer shelf life than other packaging products, Barrier says.

Currently Baritainer jerry-cans (pictured) are available in various sizes. The product also comes in bottle form.

In other packaging news, sustainable plastics supplier Borealis is to introduce a range of plastics that save energy in their production and won’t impart any taste or odor into the product they house.

The BorPure range of randon polypropolylene copolymers has improved organoleptics to ensure no taste or odor transfer. The plastics can be produced at lower temperatures than traditional plastics saving energy in their production.

And finally, closed-loop recycling of post-consumer and retail waste plastic films could become a full-scale commercial reality within four years, according to research by Axiom consulting.

Refuse sacks, external hoardings, shelving and in-store displays are among various new products that could be made from waste supermarket plastics and either sold or used within their store networks, according to the U.K.-based resource recovery specialist.

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