THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC PACKAGING

Why we use polypropylene packaging

Here at Tri-pack, all our packaging systems are created using polypropylene.

We have made it our mission to provide you with the truth about plastic packaging. The fact is, not all plastic is bad.

There are seven different types of plastics all with their own unique profile, different uses and manufacturing processes which ultimately make them all very different packaging alternatives.

Yet, within the media, they are all distinguished as the same.

Polypropylene is the only plastic which Tri-pack use and it is 100% environmentally friendly, carbon-reducing and recyclable.

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We feel better knowing all our packaging is not only strong and robust but 100% recyclable by any waste company.

Exploring the benefits

Polypropylene packaging is the perfect solution for your business

Polypropylene has similar properties to polyethene and polybutene but it is much stronger and heat resistant. Thus making it perfect for sturdy environmentally friendly packaging.

Polypropylene packaging is the most versatile packaging material available. This means it is suitable for multiple applications.

Adding antistatic additives means that polypropylene surfaces can resist dust and dirt. Therefore making it versatile for the chilled, fresh and frozen food industries as well as being safe and certified for the pharmaceuticals sector.
Polypropylene is the most eco-friendly packaging solution on the market and is even known to the biodegradable.

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The science behind polypropylene

The chemical formula for polypropylene is (C3H6)n.

It is also known as PP5, as this is it’s commonly used recycling code and unifies that it is 100% recyclable.

Polypropylene is made from the polymerisation of propylene gas in the presence of a catalyst system. Polymerisation conditions (temperature, pressure and reactant concentrations) are set by the polymer grade to be produced. This is a completely safe process meaning it is manufactured without producing any dangerous emissions.

 

The proof is in the packaging

To determine how recyclable polypropylene is, Tri-Pack has undertaken life cycle studies which look at the raw plastic material to production into packaging, back round to the raw material again. We call this a closed-loop approach.
Ultimately, the tests proved how sustainable and recyclable the product is. As the product can be recycled and reused multiple times without having any impact on the environment.

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Our Industries

What is polypropylene packaging used for?

Polypropylene packaging can be used for multiple industries. Providing packaging solutions for reusable packaging, returnable packaging, tuna coffins, right through to the protective shelves which go around freshly planted trees.

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Automotive Packaging

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Chilled Food Packaging

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Eco-friendly Plant Trays

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Frozen Food Packaging

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Fruit packaging

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Hot-desk boxes

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Industrial Packaging

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Logistics Packaging

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Pharmaceutical Packaging

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Produce Packaging

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Seafood Packaging

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