The latest product will help produce flexible packaging from a single material that is simpler to recycle and helps to fasten the shift to a circular economy
Germany-based sustainable solutions developer Siegwerk has partnered with Henkel to co-develop an innovative oxygen barrier coating for recyclable food packaging.
The latest product will help produce flexible packaging from a single material that is simpler to recycle and helps to fasten the shift to a circular economy.
Both firms will launch the solution in North America and Europe and introduce it at two K-Fair in Düsseldorf and Pack Expo in Chicago.
Henkel and Siegwerk worked together to create a barrier solution for flexible packaging without compromising shelf life.
The industrially validated oxygen barrier coating enables mono-material flexible packaging for dry food products, making the recycling process easy.
APR (Association of Plastics Recyclers) Critical Guidance recently recognised the product’s compatibility with recycling.
Both Henkel and Siegwerk develop new technologies and enter into new collaborations to help achieve a circular economy.
Last month, Henkel completed the acquisition of US-based advanced materials start-up NBD Nanotechnologies.
NBD Nanotechnologies, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is engaged in developing surface properties like repellency for plastics or optical coatings for displays.