To keep a cucumber fresh for two weeks, only 1.5 g of plastic is required. Thanks to high- and low-density polyethylene, it is indeed possible to produce films that offer optimal food preservation qualities, reducing waste and the need to use preservatives.
Repsol Primeva® and Repsol Ebantix® copolymers are used in adhesives that allow you to open and close your packaging solutions, so that your food products retain their nutritional value, and nothing goes to waste.
Yet another example of the power of plastics to preserve food products is the use of metallocene linear low-density polyethylene (mLLDPE). Its outstanding optical properties, like transparency and gloss, and mechanical properties, like stretchability, weldability and high puncture resistance, help to prevent breakages in packaging. Thanks to these qualities, we’re able to see the product without so much as touching it or damaging it.
The lunch containers we all know and love are made from polypropylene, a material that’s highly resistant to hot and cold temperatures and allows us to heat and preserve our food products in such environments.