Xinova partnered with PepsiCo to achieve sustainability goal by reducing the polymer usage per package while improving puncture resistance of flex film packaging.
Punctured bags look bad and have stale, inferior snacks. This damages the brand and makes it less likely a customer will purchase again. Thus, dense snacks with sharp edges such as salt-covered pretzels require thicker films to prevent puncture during filling or transport. This increases the amount of required material resulting in increased costs and use of plastics that can’t be recycled.
Xinova worked with PepsiCo to formulate the problem and source solutions through two approaches:
Three promising solutions were selected by the technical team from PepsiCo to achieve better film puncture resistance based on non-uniform density pattern, polymer chemistry, and biodegradable materials. Xinova is partnering with PepsiCo to test these solutions in early proof of concept studies. The potential business impact for our client is up to USD$50MM per year.
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