Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals, and fertilizers, in association with Henkel and two other value chain partners successfully launched a new packaging solution produced entirely with post-consumer recycled (PCR) material.
The robustness of this new packaging solution confirms that plastic recyclate is suitable for a variety of demanding packaging applications, for example, a popular adhesive brand marketed by Henkel.
Integrating their respective areas of expertise and long experience as a virgin polyolefins producer and “upcycler”, respectively, Borealis and mtm plastics are searching for new growth opportunities with other partners.
Günter Stephan, Head of Borealis Circular Economy Solutions, said, “As a virgin polyolefins producer, Borealis is thrilled to be among the pioneers in using plastic recyclate in new applications. Even though momentum is gaining in the drive to increase the circularity of plastics, we still need to prove without a doubt within the industry that using recyclates – and even 100% PCR – is a suitable and effective option, even for demanding applications. Along with our partners Henkel, KKT and bomo, we are giving plastics a second life and are thus one step closer to the goal of a more circular economy of plastics.”
Matthias Schaefer, Project Manager for Global Packaging Engineering at Henkel Adhesive Technologies, commented, “We are at the forefront of the industry when it comes to new sustainability strategies in packaging. We identified Pattex Made-at-Home as a candidate for exploring the use of recyclate instead of virgin plastics. This constructive collaboration proves the viability of 100% PCR material for an adhesive product like Made-at Home. It also underscores our efforts at Henkel to drive leadership in sustainability in the consumer goods sector.”