EnviroSeal and UltrosRenu provide unique application solutions for RF tear, bar and heat-seal blister and clamshell packaging for food, consumer and medical products, claims the company.
Both products are said to offer comparable physical performance properties to PVC and meet a broad cross-section of PVC-based applications. Designed to suit individual manufacturing processes, they require no tooling or capital expenditures; and deliver excellent trimming qualities, impact properties, and packaging performance, said Spartech.
Jonathan Cage, director of Packaging Development, said: “As the packaging industry is increasingly challenged to produce more environmentally responsible products, Spartech is at the forefront with a wide array of sustainable, high performance, PVC alternatives to meet a broad spectrum of packaging needs.
"Together, EnviroSeal and our UltrosRenu line reflect Spartech's strong commitment to environmental stewardship and to providing our customers with a competitively priced, ‘drop in' polyester material for every sealing process on the market today."
EnviroSeal XP20, XP30 and XP40 can be supplied with either pre- or post-consumer content and has Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food contact approval. It can be RF welded and heat-sealed to film or cards.
UltrosRenu 90 Clear, 90 Blend, and 90 Blue Tint are designed for blister packaging, clamshells, display boxes and containers. It contains pre-consumer content and is RF, bar and tear, and heat sealable.
Meanwhile, Spartech Corporation revealed its third quarter operating results last month posting net sales of $241.7m; down 30% from the previous year third quarter. This reflected weak end-market demand, said the company. Sales volumes have been at relatively stable levels for the past six months.
Operating earnings, excluding restructuring and exit costs, increased to $14.1m from $11.5m in the third quarter of last year.