Safe, efficient, and recyclable rigid FFS packaging material alternative to polystyrene.
Historically, polystyrene (PS) has been the material of choice for rigid form-fil-seal (FFS) food packaging applications. But the material comes with several disadvantages, from sustainability issues and limited recycling options to health and safety concerns. ICPG’s XPP™ polypropylene is a revolutionary mono-material rollstock solution that maintains all of the positive attributes of current PS materials – processing, function, barrier protection, quality, cost – in the form of a more sustainable and recyclable solution that offers drop-in process compatibility for PS replacement made easy.
XPP™ has superior performance over traditional PP, has similar performance to PS, and is superior to PET in weight, temperature resistance and process compatability on FFS lines.
Because of its functional similarity to PS, XPP™ can be used as an effective replacement with existing processing equipment for lower CAPEX requirements than alternative PS replacement options.
Lightweight, low-density XPP™ offers a significant density reduction in comparison to PS and PET. This results in higher yield, reduced cost, and reduced material consumption.
XPP™ is FDA-Approved for Food Contact and meets regulatory standards including ASTM Standards and FSSC / ISO 22000.
While other materials such as PS and barrier PET have limited recycling options, XPP™ can be Post Consumer Recycled even when coextruded with EVOH.
XPP™ is a simplified, safe solution free from phthalates and BPAs and ensures compliance with Proposition 65 guidelines.
Improved barrier properties without the use of specialty materials or coatings:
Improvements to key functional properties offer process compatibility for simple PS replacement:
Low density solutions promote improved efficiencies & controlled cost:
Lightweight PP-based solutions promote improved sustainability profile & low carbon footprint vs PS & PET:
● Aseptic, Hot-Fill, Retort, MAP, HPP, DFS
● Refrigerated & shelf-stable yogurt multipacks & PC creamers
● Portion condiments, dips, sauces, jams, jellies & coffee pods
● On-the-go snack-packs, component meal kits, RTE meals & baby food
● Enhanced OTR & MVTR PP for shelf-life extension
● High Barrier Coextrusion with EVOH
● Expansive range of process & application temperature compatibility
● Multi-layer coextrusion
● Symmetrical & asymmetrical structures
Looking for the perfect packaging solution for your applications? A material solutions expert at ICPG can help you determine whether XPP™ is the solution you’ve been looking for.