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Amcor today announced customer trials for the world's first recyclable polyethylene-based thermoformed blister package.
According to Amcor, this innovation has reduced its carbon footprint by 70% compared to packaging alternatives on the market today. The assessment is based on an asset tool, which is externally certified by the Carbon Trust in accordance with ISO 14041/44 and other international standards.
The packaging, called AmSky, eliminates PVC (polyvinyl chloride) from the packaging by using a single material of polyethylene (PE) thermoformed blister and cover film. If consumers try to recycle, PVC will make packaging recycling more difficult or contaminate other materials.
Amcor said it is currently working with several leading pharmaceutical companies to bring AmSky to the global market. The company expects AmSky to enter the healthcare market in the second half of 2022.
Peter Konieczny, Amcor's Chief Commercial Officer, said: "Amcor is deploying our unique innovation capabilities to solve the biggest and most important problems in today's packaging.
"Through AmSky, Amcor demonstrates our commitment to breakthrough innovations in the healthcare sector-which is why we are still the packaging partner of choice for our healthcare customers, generating nearly $2 billion in annual sales in this market. This This new blister packaging solution will significantly enhance the ability of healthcare and pharmaceutical brands to put sustainability at the core of their businesses."
William Jackson, Amcor's Chief Technology Officer of Flexible Materials, added: "This exciting solution is the result of Amcor's continued focus on advanced technology and growth, leveraging the full power of our global R&D network to provide our customers with recyclable solutions. "
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