Borealis, Henkel partner on new post-consumer recycled packaging product

28 June 2018 11:27 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Borealis, through its subsidiary mtm plastics and in cooperation with German producer Henkel, has launched a new packaging product made entirely with post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials, it announced on Thursday.

The companies recently completed a pilot project that aimed to develop a new packaging product based on recycled material for Henkel’s Made-at-Home all-purpose glue bottle and cap, which retained the diverse material demands for packaging of an adhesive product.

The result of the project was a new bottle developed with mtm plastics’ product Purpolen PE, a polyethylene regranulate.

“We are at the forefront of the industry when it comes to new sustainability strategies in packaging,” said Matthias Schaefer, project manager for global packaging engineering at Henkel Adhesive Technologies.

“This constructive collaboration with our partners proves the viability of 100% PCR material for an adhesive product like Made-at Home.

Gunter Stephan, head of Borealis Circular Economy Solution, said the new packaging solution brings the company “one step closer to the goal of a more circular economy” of plastics.

By Niall Swan