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Antalis Packaging strengthens its environmental portfolio

10 Aug 2021 —
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The addition of air cushion film comes ahead of the 2022 Plastic Packaging Tax, designed to encourage the use of recycled plastics.

The addition of air cushion film comes ahead of the 2022 Plastic Packaging Tax, designed to encourage the use of recycled plastics.

The new Airspeed Renew air bags for void fill and block and brace packaging, are made from film containing 50% post-consumer recycled content and are 100% recyclable. These credentials are printed in environmentally-friendly water-based white ink onto the grey coloured bags. Designed for use with the Mini PAK’R and Pro PAK’R air cushioning and void fill machines by Pregis.


Renew air bags are available in two sizes: 200 x 130 mm and 200 x 200 mm. The introduction comes as businesses prepare for the Plastic Packaging Tax scheduled to come into force in April 2022, which will see manufacturers and importers pay £200 per tonne on packaging material made from less than 30% recycled plastic. Antalis is also looking to introduce stretch films and bubble wrap containing more than 30% post-consumer recycled content later this year. Mini PAK’R and, for slightly busier operations, Pro PAK’R, are compact and versatile machines producing air cushions on-demand.