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.
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:
German Institute Cyclos-HTP
German Institute Interseroh
OPRL scheme in the UK
Preserve the freshness
High-barrier properties against oxygen / humidity
Optional integration of barrier properties against light
Optional integration of barrier properties against mineral oils
Solutions to preserve & extend the shelf-life of an array of products, such as coffee, nuts, wet wipes, bars, snacks
Stand out !
Films suitable for high-quality printing
Compatibility with lacquers
Optional transparency to enable direct product visibility
Adjustable pack stiffness – High puncture resistance
Optional integration of recyclability certification marks / relevant logos to your packaging
Keep efficiency high
High-performance films for various high-speed packaging lines
Hermetic seals, even at lower temperatures for certain films
Contribution to less energy consumption
Compatibility with various add-on packaging components: zippers, degasssing valves, spouts, etc.