NOPP+ ENHANCES IRPLAST’S BIO-BASED FEEDSTOCK RENEWABLE BOPP FILM FOR LABELS, FLEXIBLE PACKAGING AND ADHESIVE TAPES
The Company is investing in Research and Development to decrease fossil sourced films by using bio-based UCO in the production of ISCC certified polypropylene film using a mass balance approach.
March 10th 2023 – IRPLAST has expanded its renewable film portfolio of LOOPP and NOPP films with the addition of NOPP+ films range. Manufactured with 90% of second generation bio-based feedstocks (used cooking oil – UCO) NOPP+ films reduce the use of fossil-based virgin raw materials.
Packaging market is driving demand for used cooking oil feedstock (UCO)which has been used to cook food for human consumption that no longer meet quality standards for human consumption. The waste vegetable oils are not of animal origin and do not compete with the food chain. Resins are made with residual by-products of vegetal origin which avoid specific agricultural land use (no-ILUC) and animal derivates.
IRPLAST ‘s NOPP film range – which includes BOPP films made from tall oil and films made from UCO (NOPP+) – boasts the same properties as the traditional fossil-based BOPP films, guaranteeing excellent converting performance on high-speed machines. They are suitable to be used in every market that is currently using BOPP films.
IRPLAST NOPP film range is ISCC PLUS certified (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) using a mass balance approach. These films are food contact approved and 100% recyclable in normal polyolefin waste separation streams.
“IRPLAST has always been a focused BOPP film player. We are working on improving our BOPP portfolio and this would be a significant expansion for our films business,” says Luca de Bartolo, IRPLAST Chief Operating Officer. “We are known for our unique simultaneous stretching line production (LISIM-Brückner). The NOPP film range benefits from LISIM-Brückner technology, with balanced mechanical stretch properties that are difficult to achieve in other processes”.
Boosting up the demand for eco-friendly BOPP films is what is driving IRPLAST to meet its sustainability commitments.