Recycling of polymer-based multilayer packaging: A review

30 January 2018

Polymer-based multilayer packaging materials are commonly used in order to combine the respective performance of different polymers. By this approach, the tailored functionality of packaging concepts is created to sufficiently protect sensitive food products and thus obtain extended shelf life. However, because of their poor recyclability, most multilayers are usually incinerated or landfilled.
In a review article researchers at the Technical University of Munich in Germany depict the current state of the European multilayer packaging market. They also sketch the current end-of-life situation of postconsumer multilayer packaging waste in Germany. The article is published in Recyle.
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