Siegwerk and Henkel, both market leaders for sustainable and innovative packaging solutions, have collaborated to develop an oxygen barrier coating for food packaging that has been recognised by a leading institute for its compatibility with recycling.
The two companies share a pioneering spirit and a long track record of efficiency and food-safe packaging. They also share a belief that the transition to a circular economy will require new technologies – and new forms of collaboration, too.
Working in close partnership, Henkel and Siegwerk shared knowledge and explored ideas for how to create a barrier solution for flexible packaging without compromising shelf-life. The result? An industrially validated oxygen barrier coating that enables mono-material flexible packaging for dry food products, setting recyclers free from the headache of mixed materials. Recently, the product has been recognised by APR (Association of Plastics Recyclers) Critical Guidance to be compatible with recycling.
Representatives from Siegwerk and Henkel first met at K-Fair in 2019 and agreed to co-develop an oxygen barrier coating for more recyclable food packaging. Now, they have launched that solution in North America and Europe after introducing it at this year’s K-Fair in Düsseldorf and Pack Expo in Chicago in October. Other regions will follow throughout 2023.