Innovations solutions company Borealis and German consumer Henkel have produced a plastic bottle and nozzle from 100% post-consumer recycled material.
It will be used for the home crafting glue market.
This solution was developed with two other partners, plastics processor KKT Kaller Kunststoff Technik GmbH and manufacturer bomo trendline Technik GmbH.
The robustness of this new packaging solution provides further evidence that plastic recyclates are suitable for demanding packaging applications, said Borealis.
This design aim was to replace the virgin plastic material normally used for this packaging with a recyclate-based resin.
The resulting new bottle was created with Borealis’ proprietary product brand Purpolen® PE, a high-quality polyethylene regranulate. KKT Kaller Kunststoff Technik GmbH manufactured the bottles.
Three separate components of the adjustable applicator nozzle are made from high-quality purpolen polypropylene regranulate. Bomo trendline Technik GmbH produced the applicator nozzles.
Following a successful testing period, the bottles have now been launched in Europe.
Borealis head of circular economy solutions Günter Stephan said: “As a virgin polyolefins producer, Borealis is thrilled to be among the pioneers in using plastic recyclate in new applications.
He added: “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.”