A combination of the materials PET and PE is commonly used in the manufacturing of stand-up pouches.
Thanks to a successful collaboration between the companies Borealis, Hosokawa Alpine, Bobst, GEA and EREMA, it is now possible to produce functional pouches with a material combination based exclusively on PE. The plastic packaging – 100% of which is recyclable – is a successful example of how cross-company Design for Recycling works.
"I like to compare the closed plastic loop to a relay race. It is not enough if a part of the value chain thinks only in terms of their processing step. Every manufacturer or processor of plastics has to think one step further to reach the finish line successfully together."