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Elif Pre-Fall 2021 Fairs Press Release

Fachpack 2021

Featuring Elif Sustainable Eco Solutions by Elif 

Premiere for Elif Sustainable Eco Solutions product range, high-quality printing capabilities, ElifHybr, and other innovations at upcoming industry Events

FachPack – Nuremberg, Germany – 28-30 September 2021

Eurasia Packaging Expo – Istanbul – Turkey – 20-23 October 2021

Plastic-Free World Conference & Expo – Cologne, Germany – 10-11 November 2021

PLMA – Amsterdam, Netherlands – 14-15 December 2021

Istanbul, Turkey, 2021/07/08 - Elif, the global benchmark company for flexible packaging, is presenting numerous innovations in response to current packaging trends and the growing demand for sustainable solutions at three major industry events this year.

It is showcasing its latest innovations alongside the best-selling flexible packaging solutions designed for sustainability, safety, and convenience. Elif’s sustainable product offerings form part of the solution to future challenges.

Dr. Betül T. Erbay, Sustainability & Business Development Director of Elif, says, “Sustainability is part of our DNA. Long-standing economic systems are being transformed as countries worldwide migrate from a linear to a circular model. Flexible packaging has a major role to play in this transformation, and we are working to reach the sustainability goals by offering circular solutions to the market. We will be demonstrating how Elif partners with its customers to innovate for their success.”

Elif is further supporting sustainability in the industry by sponsoring the Packaging Europe Sustainability Awards 2021, which are being held in conjunction with the FachPack this year.


Sustainable product premieres at Fachpack, Eurasia Packaging, and PLMA

Visitors to FachPack, Eurasia Packaging, and PLMA fairs will be able to view some of Elif’s latest solutions in the consumer goods flexible packaging segment. Elif enables customers to reach their sustainability goals by using more recycled content, bio-based materials, bio-degradable green PE, and fully recyclable HyPEr/PE laminate structures. New products offer advanced features that support sustainability, 

Among other things, Elif will be presenting its latest product range Elif Sustainable Eco SolutionsEach of the brands and solutions within this sustainable product offering addresses a particular challenge or environmental goal. Elif Sustainable Eco Solutions include ElifHyPEr, ElifProLite, ElifGreen, ElifPIR, ElifPCR and ElifNatty.

ElifHyPEr is a high-performance PE film solution, that eliminates the need for lamination with other substrates. It is 100% recyclable, offers enhanced better optical, mechanical, and barrier properties, and reduces the consumption of natural resources. 

represents a fully recyclable high barrier laminated packaging solution for the flexible packaging industry. Thanks to its mono-material structure and homogeneous composites, it is suitable for recycling through the available corresponding recycling streams.

ElifGreen is a PE film made from renewable sugarcane resources. Awarded the OK bio-based label by TÜV Austria, ElifGreen possesses the same mechanical properties as in fossil-based PE films and is 100% recyclable, renewable, and sustainable.

ElifPCR is an eco-cyclic packaging solution containing high-quality post-consumer recycled materials recovered from commercial, industrial, and household waste. Its CO2 emissions and energy consumption are lower than those of flexible packaging materials that contain only virgin plastic.

ElifNatty is a compostable PE film formulated with a family of innovative bioplastic alloys. These are based on biodegradable polymers obtained from renewable resources. 

Alongside its sustainable material solutions, Elif will also be demonstrating its high-quality printing capabilities, including ElifHybr, and ElifHolo. As proof of its commitment to G7 methodology in its printing processes, Elif recently became the first company in Turkey to be awarded the G7® Master Qualification Colorspace Certificate. This represents another example of how Elif is maximizing its performance for the benefit of customers.


Spotlight on prize-winning products

At all three fairs, Elif will be exhibiting its new packaging solutions – ElifGreen, ElifProLite, and ElifNatty, all of which – without compromising quality and functionality - help to reduce plastic packaging waste through recycling, biodegradation, and composting.                  These Elif Sustainable Eco Solutions, have already won some of the prestigious prizes in the flexible packaging industry:

ElifGreen ranks among the winners of the "Crescents & Stars Awards" organized by the Turkish Packaging Manufacturers’ Association (ASD), and of the Worldstar’21 Awards sponsored by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).

ElifProLite has been listed as a finalist in the sustainable packaging category of the Sustainability Awards 2021 overseen by Packaging Europe, and ElifNatty scooped gold in the sustainable packaging category of the Amenities Initiative Awards organized by Amenities Magazine. 

Dr. Erbay comments, “Elif shares the vision of a circular economy in which packaging doesn’t become waste. Therefore, together with our customers, we develop sustainable solutions that genuinely support a circular economy. This approach provides further evidence of Elif partnering with its customers to innovate for their success.”


Plastic-Free World Conference & Expo to champion the future of flexible packaging 

Elif is also attending the upcoming edition of this event, which focuses on industry solutions for a world free from plastic waste. As a senior executive-level conference and exhibition, it explores how international businesses from a wide variety of industries can reduce their use of fossil-fuel-based plastics, eliminate single-use plastics, and design and create more sustainable bio-sourced products and packaging solutions,

Elif will be presenting its circular business model along with its latest innovative solutions for building a circular economy for plastic packaging. At the conference, Dr.Erbay will be speaking about the Future of flexible packaging and the quest to eliminate plastic packaging waste with circular solutions.


Media contact: 

Orçun Buldan (Mr.),  Marketing Unit Executive

Tel: +902126220622 / 1065 



About Elif 

Elif is a global benchmark flexible packaging company. In its two world-class plants with state-of-the-art machinery in Istanbul and Cairo, over 1,600 employees produce flexible packaging that is used in more than 200 production sites in over 50 countries.

Elif has a turnover of USD 200m and an export ratio of 62 percent. With a market share of up to 40 percent in diapers and feminine hygiene products, Elif is one of the market leaders in Europe and North Africa.

Elif enables customers to reach their sustainability goals by using more recycled content, bio-based materials, bio-degradable green PE, and fully recyclable HyPEr/PE laminate structures. Elif’s goal, to be achieved by 2025, is to develop packaging that is 100 percent recyclable, reusable or compostable.

Elif is a member of various initiatives and associations that advocate sustainable solutions and a circular economy, including Save Food, CEFLEX, UNGC, and UNICEF.

Sustainability is part of our DNA. Our offerings are part of the solution to future challenges.


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