Closing the Loop on Flexible Packaging
The efficient and responsible use of resources has become a critical factor to consider for companies along the value chain. In fact, when it comes to packaging decisions, the sustainability factor has never been more important to consumers and manufacturers both around the globe, than today. Flexible packaging offers numerous environmental benefits throughout the entire life-cycle of a product and its packaging. What is more, it is increasingly designed for recycling and also being recycled; thus fitting even more into a circular economy. Continuous improvement of collection, separation and recycling technologies will increase the recycling rates of flexible materials and the usage of recycled packaging again in the value chain in a circular way.
Focused on the vision of a better future for our planet, A.HATZOPOULOS S.A. innovate for the development of new packaging solutions that will define the future of flexible packaging. In addition to X-CYCLE , i.e., the complete range of recyclable solutions designed in accordance with CEFLEX and OPRL guidelines, the company has created and launched a new packaging line, which takes the topic of packaging sustainability one step further: X-LOOP.
The X-LOOP packaging range incorporates circular / post-consumer recycled plastic films (PCR) and bio-circular plastics, it is ISCC PLUS certified and food-contact safe, in compliance with all Regulations on plastic materials that come in contact with food. These films do not differentiate from virgin ones. Their mechanical, physical and chemical properties remain the same, as does their performance on the converting and packaging lines. The laminated structures reach adjustable rates of circular / bio-circular content based on the amount of ISCC-certified material used in their production, according to the mass balance approach applied. The overall packaging solution results in Lower Carbon Footprint relative to virgin / fossil-based plastics, while, at the same time, the barrier properties, packaging functionality and aesthetics of the original films are maintained.
The present White Paper presents thorough information on circular / bio-circular plastics and X-LOOP packaging films.
Providing details and guidance on how to integrate recycled / bio-circular films to your packaging and corresponding ISCC-certification on-pack claims, it helps you get a better understanding of the new sustainable packaging technologies and gives real examples of circularly-designed solutions towards zero packaging waste.
Download your copy of the free White Paper.