Siegwerk and Henkel join hands for innovative oxygen barrier coating

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Siegwerk and Henkel have joined forces to co-develop an innovative oxygen barrier coating. The new solution provides outstanding performance and also enables mono-material flexible packaging that is easier to recycle – opening up exciting potential to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

Henkel and Siegwerk are both leaders in sustainable and innovative packaging solutions. 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 recognized by APR (Association of Plastics Recyclers) Critical Guidance to be compatible with recycling.

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