RecyClass commissioned an independent laboratory to test the compatibility of vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier in polypropylene (PP) rigid packaging with the state-of-art recycling process. EVOH which is combined with a polypropylene-grafted maleic anhydride (PP-g-MAH, with MAH > 0.1%) tie layer does not jeopardize the recyclability of a package, the findings demonstrated. Testing was performed on
Recyclability increased with polyethylene closure system Procter & Gamble’s ‘Single Unit Dose laundry pouch pack’ is compatible with the European flexible polyethylene (PE) stream recycling, an independent laboratory confirmed. The recycled material can be now used back in high-end, or even closed-loop applications. With the initial testing of a laminated multilayer pouch containing a polypropylene
RecyClass carried out tests verifying compatibility of common polyethlene (PE) film components with the recycling process. These include polypropylene (PP), polyamide (PA) and ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH), each tested at 10% concentration level of the total weight of the film. The results of the testing were used to update the RecyClass Design for Recycling Guidelines
New Guidance Published by RecyClass RecyClass Recyclability & Recycled Content Use of Claims Guidance[1] sets do’s and don’ts for how to communicate transparently on the circularity of plastic products. Companies that obtained RecyClass Certification, Technology and/or Product Approval[2] can communicate that their product is recyclable, designed to be recycled or that it contains a specific
Company extends its range of recyclable tube technologies with the Platina Pro series Following RecyClass approval of two Platina tubes last year, an independent laboratory testing demonstrated that the EPL’s ‘Platina 220 PRO’ and ‘Platina 250 PRO’ tubes can be equally recycled in the high-density polyethylene containers (HDPE) recycling stream. The EPL’s technology in question
An independent laboratory, which was tasked with testing the new toothpaste technology PARKES packaging developed by Unilever, attested that it is fully compatible with the recycling stream of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers.  The results from the German Institut für Kunststofftechnologie und -recycling (IKTR) which carried out the tests and followed  the RecyClass Recyclability Evaluation Protocol
Results of an independent laboratory testing demonstrated that the HDPE thin wall tube with an HDPE flip-top cap by Albéa is fully compatible with the rigid HDPE recycling stream. The tube, which is used mostly as packaging for cosmetics, is made from a 100% mono-material structure with white masterbatch that incorporates a thin white barrier
RecyClass publishes new Quick Test Washing Procedures for film and paper labels applied on HDPE & PP containers The procedures[1] were developed to determine whether on-pack adhesive and label combinations are fully compatible with the post-consumer HDPE or PP recycling stream. They are destined for the label and adhesive industry as well as the recognized
Independent testing confirms that Leonhard Kurz’s ‘InLine Foiling’ tube decoration technology is suitable for recycling in the HDPE containers stream. The technology allows for the inline application of metallic designs on HDPE bottles and tubes. Within this technology, the decoration layer is applied on packaging by deposing a few microns of several layers including top
Making plastic packaging genuinely recyclable hinges on clear guidance for the industry. With that goal in mind, RecyClass developed guidelines for designing coloured polystyrene (PS) containers[1]. Any company wishing to verify the recyclability of its PS packaging can now consult the guidelines or use the free online RecyClass tool [2] which incorporates the RecyClass Design