Successful recycling of printed plastic films and processing of recyclate
- Cost-effective solutions for a circular economy based on postindustrial waste from printed plastic films
- High quality recyclates comparable to virgin material
- Significant improvement of recycling by PU based ink system
- Recyclate reuse up to 100 percent in divers packaging applications
Feasibility demonstration for different packaging formats
The EU Plastics Strategy strives to increase the amount of recyclates in plastic products and packaging. Within the PrintCYC project, the impact of recyclate reuse in different packaging formats was also evaluated. In phase 2 of PrintCYC, packaging formats such as flow packs, trays, yoghurt cups and tubes have been produced, proving usage of rPP and rPE recyclates in processes such as sealing, thermoforming and compression moulding.