Melodea, Ltd., a leader in sustainable barrier coatings for packaging, has unveiled MelOx NGen™, a product that could redefine the future of plastic food packaging. Engineered to enhance recyclability, MelOx NGen™ promises to maintain food freshness and substantially reduce plastic waste.
MelOx NGen™, a plant-sourced, water-based coating, is designed for a wide array of plastic food packaging. The product aligns with FDA and BfR standards for food contact and has shown superior performance in food preservation.
In a bid to replace petroleum-based plastics like EVOH and met-PET, MelOx NGen™ provides a sustainable and cost-effective alternative. The product supports the targets set by the EU’s Plastic Waste Directive, aiming to boost the recycling of plastic packaging and reduce single-use plastic consumption.
With the global surge in demand and subsequent price hikes for EVOH, MelOx NGen™ offers a timely and cost-effective solution that can be applied directly to the plastic without needing primers. Recognizing its transformative potential, MelOx NGen™ has been selected as a finalist for the esteemed Sustainability Awards 2023, indicating that this innovation could greatly impact the future of plastic packaging and recycling.