X-CYCLE | Recyclable Packaging

The future of flexible packaging

 

Innovative Solutions for a Truly Circular Economy

At A. Hatzopoulos S.A., we focus on improving packaging design and on innovating to make our plastic products more environmental-friendly and easier to recycle. In response to the requirements set by the EU Strategy for Plastics in the Circular Economy as well as our customers globally, we have developed a series of films that are recycle-ready: X-CYCLE.

Complementing the sustainability benefits already offered by flexible packaging, the novel X-CYCLE films add recyclability to our already high-performance films, to meet the diversified needs and packaging requirements of our customers internationally.

Design for recycling

Flexible packaging is the best packaging choice when it comes to product protection, food waste reduction, consumer convenience and sustainability. However, today, most multi-material film structures that provide a broad range of protective and functional properties are not recyclable through the current recycling infrastructure. Our X-CYCLE solutions are the recyclable films designed and launched by A.Hatzopoulos S.A. to fill this exact gap.

Consisting of three main categories: X-CYCLE PP, X-CYCLE POLY and X-CYCLE PE, these fully recyclable solutions are mono-material / homogeneous composites, suitable for recycling through the available corresponding recycling streams.

 

X-CYCLE PP

 

Packaging materials designed for recycling through the PP recycling stream

 

 

 

X-CYCLE PE

 

Packaging materials designed for recycling through the PE recycling stream

 

 

 

X-CYCLE POLY

 

Packaging materials designed for recycling through the MIXED POs recycling stream

 

 

Certified Recyclability

The recyclable films we develop are in line with the latest  industry directives for flexible packaging design for recycling. The recyclability of the basic versions of the X-CYCLE packaging films has been validated and certified by the following independent bodies:

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German Institute Cyclos-HTP

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German Institute Interseroh

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OPRL scheme in the UK

HIGH-BARRIER PROPERTIES

                                                 

Preserve the freshness

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High-barrier properties against oxygen / humidity

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Optional integration of barrier properties against light

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Optional integration of barrier properties against mineral oils

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Solutions to preserve & extend the shelf-life of an array of products, such as coffee, nuts, wet wipes, bars, snacks

SHELF-APPEAL

                           

Stand out !

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Films suitable for high-quality printing

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Compatibility with lacquers

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Optional transparency to enable direct product visibility

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Adjustable pack stiffness – High puncture resistance

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Optional integration of recyclability certification marks /  relevant logos to your packaging

HIGH-PERFORMANCE FILMS

                                                  

Keep efficiency high

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High-performance films for various high-speed packaging lines

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Hermetic seals, even at lower temperatures for certain films

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Contribution to less energy consumption

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Compatibility with various add-on packaging components: zippers, degasssing valves, spouts, etc.

At A. Hatzopoulos S.A. we are dedicated in achieving the sustainability goals set by our company, as well as our partners globally. With the common vision for a better future for our planet, we innovate continuously for the development of the next generation of flexible packaging, designed for recycling: X-CYCLE.

Contact our team to discover our complete range of sustainable packaging solutions and to get a thorough consultation on how to redesign your packaging for recyclability.