Sustainability / Environmental benefits of EVAL™

Environmental benefits of EVAL™

A one millimetre thickness of EVAL™ EVOH has the about the same gas barrier properties as ten metres of LDPE. With such high performance, EVAL™ gives plastic structures barrier performance that could only previously be achieved with metal or glass.

Protecting quality and value

EVAL™ adds real function to packaging by keeping oxygen out and locking flavour and atmosphere in where they belong. This protects quality and value, prolongs shelf life without artificial additives and reduces waste, often while reducing the total amount of packaging. This allows for innovative plastic structure designs that are both reliable and safe in use, usually reducing environmental impact and generating savings throughout the product life cycle.

Reduced emissions

When used in barrier structures for construction, agricultural and automotive fuel system applications, EVAL™ helps create light-weight structures that help protect the environment from gas, fuel or chemical emissions.

Recyclable and recoverable

EVAL™ EVOH is recyclable, and is commonly used as part of a regrind structural layer in rigid packaging and automotive applications. It can also be used for post-consumer recycling, and will not disrupt polyolefin or PET recycling streams.

A very high proportion of energy is recoverable from EVOH, often reducing the amount of extra fuel necessary for thermal disposal of sorted waste. EVAL™ does not contain chlorine or metals that can later be released into the environment.