IPACKCHEM 'Advanced In-Mould Fluorination' tested and approved by RecyClass

The findings of an independent laboratory testing show that IPACKCHEM’s “Advanced InMould Fluorination” technology is fully compatible with both the natural and coloured highdensity polyethylene (HDPE) containers recycling streams.

This innovative technology introduces carefully controlled levels of fluorine during the HDPE extrusion blowing process to create an impermeable fluorinated barrier on the inner surface of the container. The typical thickness of the deposited layer is between 100 and 200 nm. In-mould fluorination provides bi-directional barrier to substance migration and, since it is a continuous production process, ensures dimensional and visual consistency.

The tested technology is used for rigid packaging, mainly destined for crop protection, pharmaceutical, animal health, laboratory and flavours & fragrances and Speciality Fuels.

According to the testing results carried out by the Centre Technique lndustriel de la Plasturgie et des Composites (IPC), performed as per the RecyClass Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for HDPE containers, this new technology conforms to the current European HDPE rigids recycling stream provided it is used under specific conditions.

These findings contribute positively toward the increased uptake of recyclability principles applied to HDPE packaging. They are a positive indication to the industry that functionality and design for recycling can be effectively combined to accelerate plastics circularity.

Thanks to our unique manufacturing process the benefits of Advanced In-Mold Fluorination technology:

Headquartered in Paris, France. IPACKCHEM is a leading global manufacturer of innovative rigid plastic packaging products (containers, bottles, jerrycans) for crop protection and other key market segments including pharmaceutical, animal health, laboratory and flavours & fragrances.

The Company’s safe. secure and sustainable UN-approved packaging solutions (canisters, bottles, cans…) enable users to safely transport and distribute “hard-to-hold”‘ and hazardous chemicals while adhering to stringent regulations. lPACKCHEM currently operates through 11 production facilities, employs -1,300 people and serves -1,200 customers in 35 countries. IPACKCHEM carries an EcoVadis Platinum rating.